Dorothea Lasky

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Dorothea Lasky
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Dorothea Lasky in 2014
Born 1978 (age 38–39)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Alma mater Washington University;
University of Massachusetts Amherst;
Harvard University;
University of Pennsylvania
Genre Poetry
Subject Poetry

Dorothea Lasky is an American poet. She has published three 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 Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Background and education[edit]

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1978. Lasky earned her BA in Classics and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.[1] She earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's MFA Program for Poets & Writers,[2] 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,[3] Boston Review,[4] and the New Yorker.[5]


Full-length collections
Chapbooks & pamphlets
  • 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. ^ "Dorothea Lasky". Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Dorothea Lasky". Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Four PoemsDorothea LaskyArchived October 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Dorothea Lasky in Boston Review's Poet's Sampler, April/May, 2005
  5. ^ Dorothea Lasky's poem, "Tornado," in The New Yorker Archived 2010-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Ortiz, Isabel. "Feministing Readz: Dorothea Lasky’s Rome". Feministing. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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