Poetry. Three sections of ten poems each, which revel in the gorgeous possibilities of language even as they acknowledge the impossibility of language to contain the things it describes: "But there will always be/storms & gray//that settle on their shoulders blurred as sparrows//before they fly away. Seasons/and the names for them will change." (from "A is for Almost") "Kasischke's world...is a world in which grace and horror, beauty and carnage, tragedy and hilarity commingle."-Harvard Review. Kasischke is the author of two previous collections of poems, Wild Brides and Housekeeping in a Dream, and the novel Suspicious River. She has been the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently teaches at Washtenaw Community College in Michigan.
Used availability for Laura Kasischke's Fire and Flower
December 1998 : USA Paperback
October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition