Dorothea Lasky

(St. Louis, Missouri)

Biography of Dorothea Lasky

Dorothea Lasky poet

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.

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 27, 1978. Lasky earned her BA in Classics and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's MFA Program for Poets & Writers, and her Ed.M. in Arts & Education from Harvard University, and her Ed.D. in Creativity and Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

He work has appeared in The Paris Review, Boston Review, and the New Yorker.

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The rain whistled.

A taxi brought me to your apartment building
And there I stood.

I had dreamed a dream
Of us in a bedroom.
The light shining upon us in white sheets.

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