Poets in Print

February 2018: Daneen Wardrop and Laura Kasischke

Saturday, February 24, 2018

KBAC Gallery
7:00 p.m.

Daneen Wardrop and Laura Kasischke with broadsides by Emily Kastner and Mary Whalen.



Kasischke by Kastner

Poet: Emily Kastner
Artist: Laura Kasischke
Poem: Masks



Wardrop by Whalen

Poet: Daneen Wardrop
Artist: Mary Whalen
Poem: Blue Jay and Something Else




Daneen Wardrop

Daneen Wardrop has authored three books of poetry, The Odds of Being, Cyclorama, and Life as It, which received the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Award. A forthcoming book of poems, Silk Road, will appear in 2018. In addition, she has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, AGNI, Michigan Quarterly Review, North American Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She has also authored several books of literary criticism, most often about Emily Dickinson.


Laura Kasischke

Poet and novelist Laura Kasischke was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan. Her books of poetry include Wild Brides (1992), Fire and Flower (1998), Dance and Disappear (2002), Gardening in the Dark (2004), Lilies Without (2007), Space, in Chains (2011), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Where Now (2017). Kasischke has won numerous awards for her poetry, including the Juniper Prize, the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award, the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, and the Rilke Poetry Prize from the University of North Texas. She has also won several Pushcart Prizes, as well as received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.