Thunderbird, Dorothea Lasky


Dorothea Lasky

Publisher: Wave Books
PubDate: 10/2/2012
ISBN: 9781933517636
Price: $16.00
Quantity Available: 34
Pages: 107
SKU #: B08F

Poetry. Go, brave and gentle reader, with Dorothea Lasky to the "purple motel / where the bird lives." Go with her, as you have willingly gone down the dark passages before, with her bare-faced poems for guidance. THUNDERBIRD's controlled rage plunges into the black interior armed with nothing but guts and Lasky's own fiery heart to light the way.

If only I had been born
A fish
Instead of a monster

Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA

Dorothea Lasky is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: THUNDERBIRD (Wave Books, 2012), BLACK LIFE (Wave Books, 2010), and AWE (Wave Books, 2007). She is also the author of six chapbooks: Matter: A Picturebook (Argos Books, 2012), Poetry Is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), Tourmaline (Transmission Press, 2008), The Hatmaker's Wife (2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2005), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004). Born in St. Louis in 1978, her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, The Laurel Review, MAKE magazine, Phoebe, Poets & Writers Magazine, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Paris Review, and 6x6, among other places. She is a graduate of the MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and also has been educated at Harvard University and Washington University. She has taught poetry at New York University, Wesleyan University, University of Pennsylvania, Fashion Institute of Technology, Heath Elementary School, and Munroe Center for the Arts and has done educational research at the New York Hall of Science, Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Philadelphia Zoo, and Project Zero. Currently, she researches creativity and education at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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