Raymond Carver Reading Series continues with poet and novelist Laura Kasischke

Apr 5, 2017


A photo of a man with dark buzzed hair, a brown-and-white beard and mustache, and hazel eyes, wearing a blue collared shirt and dark blazer and standing in front of shadowed books.

Award-winning poet and novelist Laura Kasischke will read from her work on Wednesday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall’s Gifford Auditorium as part of the 2016-17 Raymond Carver Reading Series. Earlier, at 3:45 p.m., she will take part in a Q&A in the auditorium.

Kasischke, the Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan, is the Spring 2017 Richard Elman Visiting Writer in the College of Arts and Sciences.

A recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (2012), she has published nine novels, three of which have been made into feature films — The Life Before Her Eyes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002), White Bird in a Blizzard (Hyperion, 1999), and Suspicious River (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996).

She has also written eight books of poetry and a short story collection, If a Stranger Approaches You (Sarabande Books, 2013).

Kasischke has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, along with several Pushcart Prizes and numerous poetry awards. Her writing has appeared in Best American Poetry, Harper’s, The Kenyon Review, and The New Republic.

The Raymond Carver Reading Series is presented by the M.F.A. program in creative writing in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. The events are free and open to the public. Parking is available in SU pay lots.

The series is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Syracuse University Library Associates, Stephen King, the Dr. Scholl Foundation, the Lynn & David Pleet ’53 Fund for Creative Writing, the Richard Elman Visiting Writer Fund, The Friends of Creative Writing, Chris Tennyson, Jerome Cohen, the Jane and Daniel Present Fund, and the Interdisciplinary Fund for the Humanities from Leonard and Elise Elman.

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