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Dr. Dorothea Lasky

Associate Professor of Writing, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Concentration in Poetry

Dorothea Lasky is the author of six books of poetry and prose: Animal (Wave Books, 2019), as well as ROME (W.W. Norton/Liveright), and MilkThunderbirdBlack Life, and AWE, all out from Wave Books. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including Snakes (Tungsten Press) and Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse). Her poems have appeared in The Paris ReviewThe New YorkerAmerican Poetry Review, and Boston Review, among other places. She is the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney's) and is a Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry. She holds a doctorate in creativity and education from the University of Pennsylvania and has been educated at Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Washington University.