Poetry. In her brazen second collection, Dorothea Lasky cries out beyond prophecy and confession, through to an even more powerful empathy. On the verge of becoming pure substance and sensation, BLACK LIFE is emotion recollected not in tranquility, but in radically affirming intensity.
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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.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA