Dorothea Lasky is a poet and the author of four full-length collections of poetry: ROME (Liveright/W.W. Norton), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE. She has also written several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Ducking Presse, 2010). Lasky’s writing has appeared in POETRY, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, and Boston Review, among other places. She is a co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney’s, 2013).