Copperfield’s Books’ Review of Elise Paschen’s THE NIGHTLIFE

Copperfield’s Books’ review of Elise Paschen’s THE NIGHTLIFE offered glowing praise of her ability to stick with the classic forms of poetry. They argue that “while most contemporary poets seem to have done away with formal constraints altogether, others still push boundaries, creating meta-textual pieces on how one reads, or making the words’ placement on the page act out the poem’s meaning. Chicago poet Elise Paschen does both in THE NIGHTLIFE.” They also commend Paschen for her ability to “beautifully straddle the line between dreams and waking.”