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The Believer Logger & Dorothea Lasky’s Creativity Room January 16, 2014: The Believer Poets' Bookshelves series has struck gold this time (or should we say, Bakelite!). Just up are lovely photographs of Dorothea Lasky's creativity room and shelving. Color color color. Check out the whole post at The Believer Logger. And if you're in Chicago next week, check out more of Lasky's color here. by

In Awe! Dorothea Lasky at Huffington Post January 3, 2014: They've done it again! We're in awe after reading Travis Nichols's superb interview with poet and trailblazer, Dorothea Lasky, just published at Huffington Post. There are almost 60 full-time performing arts high schools in the U.S., but no schools that focus primarily on poetry. How do you think kids could benefit from using poetry as a [...] by

Holy Smokes, it’s Dorothea Lasky! October 28, 2013: Yep, that's right: we flashed the signal. This time, here she is at The Learning Network: Teaching and Writing with the New York Times's "Poetry Pairing" column, with her poem "Monsters:" just in time for Halloween! Read it (as well as a piece by Dan Barry about searching for the New Jersey Devil) at NYT's Learning Network. With Halloween [...] by

Flavorwire Gives Us 23 People to Make Us Care About Poetry August 1, 2013: As if, dear Harriet reader, you didn't already, here are 23 (more!) people to make us care about poetry, thanks to our friends at Flavorwire. The people include the likes of Michael Robbins, Leigh Stein, Ariana Reines, Dorothea Lasky, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Eileen Myles, and many many more. From their intro: It isn’t far-fetched to say [...] by

Follow These Weird Tweets! May 10, 2013: NYU Local lists its favorite "weird tweets" by NYU creative writing professors and wouldn't you know it: A few of our faves are Harriet regulars. Yes, "The Weirdest Tweets from NYU Creative Writing Professors" list includes tweets from poets, Eileen Myles, Sharon Olds, Dorothea Lasky and Charles Simic. Their cyber thought-bubbles range [...] by

Dorothea Lasky / Thunderbird / Wave Books / 2012 April 23, 2013: Thunderbird is a fairly seamless collection of lyrics / integrated around recurring themes and values. Beginning perhaps twenty years ago / the I-poem came under attack – for being egotistic / for failing to take advantage of the objective correlative / for being self-centered / for trying to dominate the sensibility of the reader as it [...] by

Dorothea Lasky Talks About Thunderbird and I, Violet (!) at BOMBLOG November 29, 2012: Dorothea Lasky talks about Thunderbird at BOMBLOG! There's not much better. "The flavor of sensate mortality is thick on these pages," writes Jonathan Aprea. "...[F]lip through them and read windswept sadness and world-hurt. Read good and evil, confusion and acuity. Read also a howling authority, a life grabbed by its gnarled horns and shown [...] by

At Austinist: Dorothea Lasky Talks Persona, Confessionalism, Democracy of 7-Eleven, ++ November 6, 2012: An interview with Thunderbird author Dorothea Lasky has just been published at Austinist. Lasky talks about, among other things, how 7-Eleven is "a more democratic space than a Whole Foods," and the troublesome terms and suitability of confessionalism. More: At one point in the book you mention that you’re more comfortable in a [...] by

Poetry Education or Educating the Poet October 23, 2012: Over at the Rumpus, David Biespiel is being inundated. "All of a sudden my inbox is filling up with links from friends to two essays related to poetry that have almost everything and nothing in common at once, and whose implications say a lot about how the art of poetry gets re- or de- artified." And what essays is he talking about, pray tell? [...] by

Dorothea Lasky on Using Poetry to Teach the True Importance of Language in Early Education Classes October 16, 2012: Check out this essay by Dorothea Lasky, "What Poetry Teaches Us About the Power of Persuasion," in The Atlantic, in which Lasky writes about the importance of teaching poetry to students early in their lives. She writes: A few years ago, I was working for a science teacher professional development program. My job was to go into [...] by