Dorothea Lasky is the author of six full-length collections of poetry: Milk, Rome, Thunderbird, Black Life and AWE plus the forthcoming Animals. She is also the author of six chapbooks: Matter: A Picturebook, The Blue Teratorn, Poetry is Not a Project, Tourmaline, The Hatmaker’s Wife, Art, and Alphabets and Portraits. Born in St. Louis in 1978, her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, The Laurel Review, MAKE magazine, Phoebe, Poets & Writers Magazine, The New Yorker, Tin House, The Paris Review, and 6×6, among other places. She is the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry and is a 2013 Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry. Lasky holds a doctorate in creativity and education from the University of Pennsylvania, is a graduate of the MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and has been educated at Harvard University and Washington University. She has taught poetry at New York University, Wesleyan University, and Bennington College, and is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and lives in New York City.