I read today in the Detroit Free Press that Michigan author Laura Kasischke was one of 50 artists awarded a prestigious USA Fellowship grant yesterday. This is the third year of the USA Fellows program which awards funds directly to working artists in a wide range of media from architecture to visual arts. Laura has published seven books of poetry, four novels and two young adult novels. Her novel, "The Life Before Her Eyes" was made into a film starring Uma Thurman that released last April.
I met Laura at the Bear River Writer's Conference in northern Michigan last Spring. She is an inspiring mentor, gracious individual and bewitching lyricist. One more feather in a cap with many.