Illustrator: Sarah Glidden
Essay | $10 ($7 direct from UDP)
Hand-bound. 24 pp, 5.5 x 6 in.
Publication Date: April 5, 2010
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.
NEWS AND REVIEWS
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.