Dorothea Lasky

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Dorothea Lasky
Dorothea Lasky in 2014
Dorothea Lasky in 2014
Born1978 (age 41–42)
St. Louis, Missouri
Alma materWashington University;
University of Massachusetts Amherst;
Harvard University;
University of Pennsylvania

Dorothea Lasky is an American poet. She has published four full-length collections of poetry through Wave Books and one through Liveright/W.W. Norton, along with releasing chapbooks and appearing in various literary journals. She is currently an Associate Professor of Poetry at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Background and education[edit]

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1978. She graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School in 1996.[1] She earned a BA in classics and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.[2] She earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's MFA Program for Poets & Writers,[3] and her Ed.M. in Arts & Education from Harvard University, and her Ed.D. in Creativity and Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Her work has appeared in The Paris Review,[4] Boston Review,[5] and the New Yorker.[6]


Full-length collections
  • Animal. Wave Books, 2019. ISBN 9781940696911
  • Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac. With Alex Dimitrov. Flatiron Books, 2019. ISBN 9781250313300
  • Milk Wave Books, 2018. ISBN 978-1940696645
  • I Used to Be a Witch. Winston-Salem, NC: Fjords. 2017.
  • Rome: Poems. Liveright. 29 September 2014. ISBN 978-0-87140-940-9.[7]
  • Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry. San Francisco: McSweeney's Books. 2013. Ed. with Dominic Luxford and Jesse Nathan.
  • Matter: A Picturebook. New York: Argos Books. 2012.
  • Rome, Liveright, 2012, ISBN 9780871409393
  • Thunderbird. Wave Books. 11 September 2012. ISBN 978-1-933517-63-6.
  • Black Life. Wave Books. 1 April 2010. ISBN 978-1-933517-43-8.
  • Awe. Wave Books. 1 September 2007. ISBN 978-1-933517-24-7.
Chapbooks & pamphlets
  • Snakes (Tungsten Press, 2018)
  • Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010)
  • Tourmaline (Transmission Press, 2008)
  • The Hatmaker's Wife (2006)
  • Art (H NGM N Press, 2005)
  • Alphabets & Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004)


  1. ^ St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 08 April 1996, p. 12.
  2. ^ "Dorothea Lasky". Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Dorothea Lasky". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  4. ^ Four PoemsDorothea LaskyArchived October 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Dorothea Lasky in Boston Review's Poet's Sampler, April/May, 2005
  6. ^ Dorothea Lasky's poem, "Tornado," in The New Yorker Archived 2010-02-11 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Ortiz, Isabel. "Feministing Readz: Dorothea Lasky's Rome". Feministing. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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