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What It Wasn't
Laura Kasischke

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2002 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-274-8

A collection of poetry by Laura Kasischke.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"Kasischke can recall James Wright, Randall Jarrell, or Jorie Graham, but she resembles none for long. Volatile, sometimes shocking and seamless, her poems greet, tame, or confront "a box of baby pigs"; golf in hell; home confectionery; fifth grade; an ominous lettuce; the trials of puberty, medicine, and marriage. . . . Kasischke handles these earthly subjects adeptly even while making visionary leaps."—Stephen Burt, Lingua Franca

"Kasischke's breathless and disjunctive rhetoric becomes the stuff of a frightened and exuberant intelligence, sometimes rapturous, sometimes crazed, but more often than not deceptively canny in its ostensible abandon, its sentence fractures and strange pairings. . . . The result is . . . a book both personal and ambitious in scope, full of startling sympathies, little horrors, and always the irrepressible compulsion toward beauty."—Bruce Bond, Michigan Quarterly Review

LAURA KASISCHKE is the author of three previous books of poetry, Wild Brides, Housekeeping in a Dream, and Fire & Flower. She has also published three novels, Suspicious River, White Bird in a Blizzard, and The Life Before Her Eyes. She lives in Chelsea, Michigan.

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