Lightning Falls in Love

Lightning Falls in Love

Laura Kasischke


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  • Kasischke writes poetry, novels, and YA novels
  • Her novel The Life Before Her Eyeswas made into a movie starring Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood
  • She has a deep interest in fairy tales, and is especially inspired by Yeats’s renditions of Irish folk tales.
  • Where Now: New and Selected (Copper Canyon Press) was Longlisted for National Book Award for Poetry
  • Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Space, in Chains
  • Previous Kasischke books by Copper Canyon were well-reviewed by The New York Times, The Boston Review, and received numerous “Best Book of the Year” accolades.
  • Has lived and worked in Michigan her entire life, and many of her poems draw from the suburban landscape of the Midwest.


Laura Kasischke:

Raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and currently living in Chelsea, Michigan with her family, Laura Kasischke has written eleven collections of poetry and seven novels, among them Space, in Chains, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She currently teaches at the University of Michigan.