Elise Paschen

Elise Paschen is the author of four poetry collections, most recently The Night Life (Red Hen Press, 2017), Bestiary (Red Hen Press, 2009), Infidelities (Story Line Press, 1996), winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, and Houses: Coasts (Sycamore Press, 1985). Paschen served as executive director of the Poetry Society of America from 1988 until 2001 and cofounded the nationwide Poetry in Motion program. An enrolled member of the Osage Nation, she teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lives in Chicago.