LAURA KASISCHKE has published eight collections of poetry and eight novels. For her most recent poetry collection, Space, In Chains, she received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Other poetry collections include, Lilies, Without, Gardening in the Dark, Wild Brides, Housekeeping in a Dream, Fire and Flower and What It Wasn’t. Her poems and stories have been published in Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic , The Kenyon Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and has received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan, and lives with her husband and son in Chelsea, Michigan.