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Dorothea Lasky: Poetry Is Not a Project
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Illustrator: Sarah Glidden

Essay | $10 ($7 direct from UDP)
Hand-bound. 24 pp, 5.5 x 6 in.
Publication Date: April 5, 2010
Series: Dossier





In a style much like her poetry—expansive, vulnerable, and never without fire—Dorothea Lasky delivers a theory of writing based as much in the Humanist tradition as Hermeticism. Calling poets away from civilization, back towards the wilderness, Lasky brazenly urges artists away from conceptual programs, resurrecting imagination and faith-in-the-uncertain as saviors from mediocrity.


01.24.11 | Poetry Is Not a Project is selected by Bob Holman as one of the best books of 2010

01.09.11 | Multiple UDP titles are included in Coldfront’s best of 2010 lists

12.01.10 | Interview on Bookslut with Sarah Glidden, illustrator of Poetry Is Not a Project

09.07.10 | Dorothea Lasky, author of Poetry Is Not a Project, is interviewed in Bookslut

08.21.10 | Poetry Is Not a Project by Dorothea Lasky is reviewed on the Coldfront blog

07.27.10 | Excerpts from Dorothea Lasky’s Poetry Is Not a Project appear on the Slow Muse blog.

06.22.10 | A survey-based review by Vanessa Place employs a passage from Poetry Is Not a Project

04.13.10 | Poetry Is Not a Project by Dorothea Lasky featured with excerpts on The The Poetry Blog

03.05.10 | Interview and reading by Dorothea Lasky, author of Poetry Is Not a Project, on the BOMBlog

Dorothea Lasky

Dorothea Lasky is the author of two full-length collections of poetry: AWE (Wave Books, 2007) and Black Life (Wave Books, 2010). Born in St. Louis in 1978, her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the Laurel Review, Crowd, 6×6, the Boston Review, Delmar, Phoebe, Filter, Knock, Drill, Lungfull!, and Octopus, among others. 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. Currently, she lives in New York City and researches creativity and education at the University of Pennsylvania.