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Kasandra Larsen

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Most recently: in Best New Poets 2012 (chosen by Matthew Dickman). One of 3 winners of the Third Wednesday 2011 Poetry Contest judged by Philip Dacey, I've been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and twice nominated for a Best of the Net Award. I was also a finalist in the Tiferet 2010 Sacred Poetry Contest, judged by Marie Howe. I'm Copy Editor of online journal Amethyst Arsenic, and my work has appeared in 100 Poets Against the War, The Advocate, Amethyst Arsenic, Babylon Burning: 9/11 Five Years On, Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Blood Lotus, Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Blue Earth Review, Bolts of Silk, Breakwater Review, Denver Syntax, ellipsis, Essence Poetry, Freshwater, Full of Crow, Hawai’i Pacific Review, The Lipstick Pages, Loo...more


Average rating: 4.08 · 38 ratings · 9 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Stellar Telegram (chapbook)
4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2010
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Steven Wright
“I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.”
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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Michael Ondaatje
“What is interesting and important happens mostly in secret, in places where there is no power.”
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Andre Dubus III
“Even a day writing badly for me is 10 times better than a day where I don’t write at all.”
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Paul Auster
“Libraries aren't in the real world, after all. They're places apart, sanctuaries of pure thought. In this way I can go on living on the moon for the rest of my life.”
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