Elise Paschen - "The Nightlife" - Thea Goodman

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Elise Paschen

Elise Paschen reads from The Nightlife. She will be joined in conversation by Thea Goodman.

At the Co-op

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About the book: In The Nightlife, Elise Paschen explores the nocturnal world and what happens in that interval between "dorveille" and daybreak. She reveals, through dream lyrics and fractured narratives, the inevitability of unrecognized desire and the drama between the life lived and the life imagined.

About the author: Elise Paschen is the author of The Nightlife; Bestiary; Infidelities, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize; and Houses: Coasts. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker and Poetry Magazine, among other magazines, and in numerous anthologies such as Reinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native Women's Writings. Paschen is co-editor of Poetry Speaks and Poetry in Motion, among other anthologies, and editor of The New York Times best-selling anthology Poetry Speaks to Children and Poetry Speaks Who I Am. 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. Dr. Paschen teaches in the MFA Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


About the interlocutor: Thea Goodman is the author of the novel, The Sunshine When She's Gone, (Henry Holt and Co, 2013.) Her short stories, essays and poetry have appeared in Other Voices, New England Review, Confrontation, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus and other venues and received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and the Columbia Fiction Award. The stories will appear in a forthcoming collection, Evidence. Her first collaboration on a screenplay, Two Girls, was produced in spring, 2017 with the filmmaker James Foutopolous. She’s been a visiting writer at The University of Chicago and is working on a new novel.


Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago , IL 60637