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Lightning Falls in Love

Laura Kasischke


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Starred Review in Publishers Weekly: Magic and survival are at the center of Kasischke's marvelous 12th poetry collection... This book is a triumph of storytelling by a master of craft.

In her stunning twelfth poetry collection, Lightning Falls in Love, Laura Kasischke makes magic with a complex alchemy of nostalgia and fire, birdwing and sorrow. In new poems that search the murky lake for news of the past, she evokes unsayable trauma and gleans possibility. This is poetry that is existential in scope but grounded in the body, surreal yet suburban, reaching for clarity just beyond the fog of the day-to-day. Kasischke has found an entirely new way to spin beauty and pull breath from that which must be dredged up and revived before it can be left behind.

Copper Canyon Press, 9781556596360, 120pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2021

About the Author

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.