This month for Poetry 365 we’re highlighting Laura Kasischke’s ambitious new volume Space, in Chains. A 2011 NY Times Notable Book, the Pushcart Prize winner’s eighth collection finds her pursuing her signature stream-of-consciousness style while also exploring her new interest in the prose poem. Mingling homey memories of childhood with questions about the existence of God, Kasischke’s haunting and hypnotic pieces often resemble impressionist paintings as they “walk that perfect Plathian line between the everyday… and the eternal.” So check out this profound new collection, sample a poem below, and clear your calendar… our National Poetry Month celebration is about to begin.
Russell J. (Readers’ Services)