Elise Paschen is the author of Infidelities, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, and Houses: Coasts. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, The Nation, The New Republic, and Poetry, among other magazines, and in numerous anthologies, including Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry; Reinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native Women's Writings of North America; and A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women. Former Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America, she is the co-founder of "Poetry in Motion," a nation-wide program which places poetry posters in subways and buses, reaching over 13 million people a day with poetry. Co-editor of Poetry in Motion, Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast, and Poetry Speaks, she teaches in the Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The poet Joy Harjo describes Paschen's work: "These poems are passionate, lyrical episodes of precise and dangerous beauty."
Books:Poetry Speaks Expanded, November 2007
Poetry Speaks To Children, October 2005