Author: Karen Fiser

Works Published by UNT Press

Losing and Finding

— Vol. 11: of Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

Published: April, 2004  Pages: 80 

This collection of lyrical poems traces the narrative of the loss of love and intellectual powers and a groping towards a new life after a catastrophic illness. The poems describe suffering and the sudden loss of one’s prior life and powers, but they also celebrate the gifts that arise from the heart of suffering—the importance of the smallest things and the ability to pay fierce attention to them. “It might be a blessing,/ lying here, learning to see/ the light in these trees,” she writes. more... about Losing and Finding

  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2003