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Dance and Disappear

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The subject matter of these poems is ordinary: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, middle age, ambivalence, mortality, the Midwest. But in addressing these topics, Laura Kasischke finds and reveals the strangeness of the most common traditions and dilemmas. These are poems that work to fuse reality and dream, life and death, logic and illogic. Kasischke precisely renders the ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published 2002)
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Shannon
Creative, accessible, honest, Laura Kasischke transforms cupboards in a kitchen or a routine geyser spray at Yellowstone into colorful, poetic language. Her words breathe with a living honesty as if she were speaking across the table to you. Some of her poems carry dark themes, referring to death or childhood hurt, and some of beautiful memories. When reading a collection like this, I usually try to determine for myself the strongest poem, but in this case there are too many. Each one is my favo ...more
Caroline
Surprising use of language & metaphors... Very unique voice.
Sometimes difficult to understand, but that does not take away anything from the poems...
Very different from "Space, in Chains"... which I prefer.
Anne
Jun 24, 2008 Anne rated it 4 of 5 stars
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As always, Kasischke is stunning in her ability to start at one place, often in the seemingly ordinary or mundane and explode like cosmic matter hurled in all sorts of directions. I am consistently amazed by this feat, as it's risky, yet Kasischke pulls it off, movingly, time and time again.
Amanda Moore
Some amazing turns of language and a few images that absolutely caught my breath.
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Laura Kasischke (born 1961) is an American fiction writer and American poet with poetry awards and multiple well reviewed works of fiction. Her work has received the Juniper Prize, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Pushcart Prize, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, and the Beatrice Hawley Award. She is the recipient of two fellowships from th ...more
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