"Kasischke astonishes with her lyricism and metaphorical power." - Publishers Weekly"Every poem is exquisitely crafted, with crisp, clean lines and imagery that dazzles." - The Washington Post"For Kasischke ... poetry is a kind of revenge on the existential limits that it describes" - Los Angeles Review of BooksLaura Kasischke's long-awaited selected poems presents the breadth of her probing vision that subverts the so-called "normal." A lover of fairy tales, Kasischke showcases her command of the symbolic, with a keen attention to sound in her exploration of the everyday - whether reflections on loss or the complicated realities of childhood and family. As literary critic Stephen Burt wrote in Boston Review, "The future will not see us by one poet alone .