Elise Paschen

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General Information

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Name: Elise Paschen

Pen Name: None

Born: 1959 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: http://www.elisepaschen.com/

Email: elise@poetry.chicago.il.us

Photo Credit: Jennifer Girard

Illinois Connection

Paschen was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended the Francis W. Parker School. A former Frances Allen Fellow of the Newberry Library, Dr. Paschen teaches in the MFA Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Chicago .

Biographical and Professional Information

While an undergraduate at Harvard, Paschen was awarded the Lloyd McKim Garrison Medal and the Joan Grey Untermyer Poetry Prize. At Oxford University, where she received her Masters in Phil. and Doctorate in Phil. degrees in 20th Century British and American Literature, she co-founded Oxford Poetry.

Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America from 1988 until 2001, she is the co-founder of Poetry in Motion, a nation-wide program which places poetry posters in subways and buses. Paschen was the featured Illinois poet at the National Book Festival sponsored by the Library of Congress in September 2006. She currently serves as Poet Laureate of Three Oaks, Michigan.

Published Works

  • Houses: Coasts , Oxford: Sycamore Press, 1985
  • Infidelities, Story Line, 1996
  • Bestiary, Red Hen Press, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Houses: Coasts

ISBN: 0906003091
Release Date: 1985-02

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Infidelities (Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize Library)

ISBN: 1885266286
Release Date: 1996-09

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ISBN: 1597091316
Release Date: 2009-04-01

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Literary Awards

Infidelitites, Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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