Laura Kasischke Archive

Mystery, Fragmented Memory, and Language

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Poems by Laura Kasischke and Valzhyna Mort explore the power that a fragment of language can have—especially a fragment heard long ago, and recalled in a space somewhere between recollection and invention.

Wisława Szymborska’s Influence on Poetry

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Poetry, Polish poet Wisława Szymborska contends, is the operative exercise of not knowing.

Review: The Infinitesimals

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The Infinitesimals Laura Kasischke Copper Canyon Press, July 2014 100 pages $16.00 Buy: book Imagine a strange land where tumors that resemble “terrible frogs,” a man with an “unbuttoned” face, and an ever-returning sea beast dwell, and where motherhood is a “grand opera staged in a cave.” This is