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Laura Kasischke receives 2013 Michigan Author Award

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Laura-KNER contributor Laura Kasischke will be honored by the Michigan Library Association with the 2013 Michigan Author Award next month. Kasischke has been a long time resident of Michigan and is currently the Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan.

Kasischke has previously contributed to NER and her poetry will appear in the upcoming issue of NER (34.2). Kasischke’s poems “Space, between humans & gods”, “Time,” “View from glass door,” and “Cigarettes“ have been featured on the NER website.

NER in Best American 2013

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BAMS13We’ve just been informed that that “The Ring of Kerry” by Dennis McFadden, which appeared in NER 33.2, has been selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2013, edited by Otto Penzler and Lisa Scottoline. The book will come out this fall.

BAP13And three poems from NER have been chosen for Best American Poetry 2013, guest edited by Denise Duhamel (series editor David Lehman). We can’t tell you which poems, but we can congratulate the authors: Laura Kasischke, Adrienne Su, and Paisley Rekdal. The book will be released in September.

Miss Congeniality

Categories: NER Classics

Space in Chains

Laura Kasischke’s poem “Miss Congeniality” appeared in NER 26.4:

There’s a name given
after your death
and a name you must answer to while you’re alive.

Like flowers, my friends—nodding, nodding. My
enemies, like space, drifting
away. They

praised my face, my enunciation, and the power
I freely relinquished, and the fires
burning in the basements

of my churches,
and the pendulums swinging
above my towers.

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Laura Kasischke wins NBCC Award in poetry

Categories: News & Notes

Congratulations to the 2012 winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award, including NER contributor Laura Kasischke, who won in poetry for her book Space, in Chains (Copper Canyon). Laura Kasischke first appeared in NER in 1994 (16.1), and most recently in our current issue (32.4).

Here are three other poems by Kasischke published in NER and available in full online:

Miss Congeniality” (26.4), “Riddle” (29.2), and “They Say” (30.2).


News & Notes | New York Times Notable Books of 2011

Categories: News & Notes

Frequent NER contributor Laura Kasischke’s book Space, In Chains (Copper Canyon Press) has been named a Notable Book of 2011 by The New York Times.

Three poems by Kasischke published in NER are available online:

Miss Congeniality” (26.4), “Riddle” (29.2), and “They Say” (30.2).

From “They Say”:

one-twelfth of our lives is wasted
standing in a line.

The sacred path of that.