Department of English

A Reading by Dorothea Lasky

Thu, February 7, 2013 | Texas Governor's Room

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Free and open to the public.  A reading by Dorothea Lasky Thursday, 7 February 2013 from 4:30-6 pm in the Texas Governor's Room, Texas Union.

About Dorothea Lasky

Dorothea Lasky was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a BA at Washington University and an MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has published two collections of poetry, AWE (2007) and Black Life (2010), as well as several chapbooks, including the polemical Poetry Is Not a Project (2010). Her poems have appeared in a number of prominent publications, including the New YorkerParis Review, and American Poetry Review. Known for her colloquial, even slangy style and dramatic readings, Lasky acknowledges that “there is a kind of arrogance, a kind of supreme power, that when infused with a little real humility and expertise, makes a poem. Because the poem is always about the speaker.” Lasky currently lives in Philadelphia, where she is studying creativity and education at the University of Pennsylvania.

From the Poetry Foundation.

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