Poetry off the Shelf: Elise Paschen & Laura Kasischke
Thursday, May 25th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Elise Paschen is the author of Bestiary (2009), Infidelities (1996), winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, and Houses: Coasts (1985). The Nightlife, her new collection, will be published by Red Hen Press in Spring 2017. Paschen teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Poet and novelist Laura Kasischke has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. Her latest novel is Mind of Winter (2014) and her new collection is Where Now: New & Selected Poems (2017).
Our events are first come, first served and capacity is limited. We only allow late admittance during a pre-determined program break.
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.