Laura Kasischke II

Fiction, Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number(s): 20210115 & 20191101

Interview Year(s): 2018

National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet Laura Kasischke discusses her journey to writing fiction. Now the author of ten novels, three of which have been made into films, she reads from her Independent Publisher Book Award-winning short story collection, If a Stranger Approaches You. Kasischke also talks some about her friendship with fellow fiction writer Antonya Nelson and reveals a bit about her creative process and approach to writing fiction versus poetry. Another 2019 program featuring her poetry on stage at the Kansas City Public Library as UMKC’s Cockefaire Chair Writer-in-Residence, along with an earlier 2006 program with Laura Kasischke are also available in our audio archive.