[09/21/2021] Lightning Falls in Love by Laura Kasischke
Copper Canyon Press, paperback
Publication Date: September 21, 2021
Publisher Marketing: In her stunning twelfth poetry collection,Lightning Falls in Love,Laura Kasischke makes magic with a complex alchemy of nostalgia and fire, birdwing and sorrow. In new poems that search the murky lake for news of the past, she evokes unsayable trauma and gleans possibility. This is poetry that is existential in scope but grounded in the body, surreal yet suburban, reaching for clarity just beyond the fog of the day-to-day. Kasischke has found an entirely new way to spin beauty and pull breath from that which must be dredged up and revived before it can be left behind.