Elise Paschen


Elise Paschen is a member of the Osage Nation. She is the author of The Nightlife (forthcoming), Bestiary, and Infidelities (Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize winner). Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including the New Yorker and Poetry. Co-editor of Poetry Speaks and Poetry in Motion, she teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

  • Elise Paschen
    Photo: HeinerTenz/Pixabay Daybreak After the watch, dorveille,pin-prick of stud in sky,before that six a.m.first warbler wake-up callfrom elm above the deck,in dream a wife no longeranswers…