Elise Paschen is the author of Infidelities, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, and Houses: Coasts. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and Shenandoah, among other magazines, and in numerous anthologies, including Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry; The POETRY Anthology, 1912-2002; 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 (from 1988-2000) and co-editor of Poetry in Motion (Norton, 1996), she teaches in the Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently she is a Frances Allen Fellow at The Newberry Library. She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter.