Elise Paschen is the author of Bestiary, as well as Infidelities, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, and Houses: Coasts. Her poems have appeared in The New Republic, Ploughshares and Shenandoah, among other magazines, and in numerous anthologies. She is editor of The New York Times best-selling anthology Poetry Speaks to Children and co-editor of Poetry Speaks, Poetry Speaks Expanded, Poetry in Motion, and Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast. Former Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America, Paschen teaches in the Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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