Poetry. "As I get closer with my weapons," writes Kirsten Kaschock, the rules change—the rules regarding how we must look at the body and spirit. A poet and choreographer, Kaschock uses language and the dance thereof to mount her attack. Using cities as metaphorical backdrops, the result is a voyage into the streets and arteries of various physical and psychic terrains. "With grace and whip-smart wit, Kirsten Kaschock is a gift from the gods of young talent. Her first book won't be her last, but it's indispensable to anyone who loves poetry and wants to fathom the unfathomable"—Mary Karr.
Kirsten Kaschock is the author of CONFESSIONAL SCI-FI: A PRIMER (Subito Press, 2017), UNFATHOMS (Slope Editions 2004), A BEAUTIFUL NAME FOR A GIRL (Ahsahta Press 2011), and The Dottery (University of Pittsburgh Press 2014—winner of the AWP Donald Hall Award for poetry). Coffee House Press released her debut novel SLEIGHT in 2011. She teaches at Drexel University and serves as editor-in-chief of thINKing DANCE, a consortium of dance writers in Philadelphia.Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA