Elise Paschen on Native American Authors

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Elise Paschen


Elise Paschen, Osage, Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America from 1988 to 2001, is the cofounder of “Poetry in Motion,” a nationwide program that places poetry posters in subways and buses, reaching more than 10 million people a day with poetry. While an undergraduate at Harvard, she received the Lloyd McKim Garrison Medal and the Joan Grey Untermyer Poetry Prize. After graduation from Harvard, she attended Oxford University where she received her M.Phil. and D.Phil. in English Literature. She is the co-founder of Oxford Poetry and has been a guest editor of Poetry Magazine’s special issue on contemporary British poets. She is the author of Infidelities (Story Line, 1996), winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, and Houses: Coasts (Oxford: Sycamore Press, 1985). She is coeditor of Poetry in Motion (Norton, 1996) and Poetry Speaks (Sourcebooks, 2001). A former Frances Allen Fellow of the Newberry Library, Dr. Paschen currently teaches in the Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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