Laura Kasischke

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Laura Kasischke (born 1961) is an American fiction writer and poet. She is best known for writing the novels Suspicious River, The Life Before Her Eyes and White Bird in a Blizzard, all of which have been adapted to film.

She was born at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kasischke attended the University of Michigan (MFA 1987) and Columbia University. Sh ...
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1.
Kitchen Song
The white bowls in the orderly
cupboards filled with nothing.

The sound
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2.
The Pain
Like the human brain, which organizes
The swirls and shades of the bathroom tiles
Into faces, faces
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3.
Game
I thought we were playing a game
in a forest that day.
I ran as my mother chased me.
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4.
After Ken Burns
The beautiful plate I cracked in half as I wrapped it in tissue paper—
as if the worship of a thing might be the thing that breaks it.

This river, which is life, which is wayfaring. This river,
which is also sky. This dipper, full of mind, which is
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5.
Ativan
That dream of a cricket
in the dark of the night
at the foot
of the gallows tree.
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