Born on March 27. 1978 in St. Louis, Missouri, Dorothea Lasky went on to receive her BA from Washington University. She continued her studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she received her MFA. She has also earned a masters degree in arts and education from Harvard University.
Lasky is the author of two books of poetry, AWE (Wave Books, 2007), and Black Life (Wave Books, 2010). She has also authored numerous chapbooks and pamphlets, most recently Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010).
She lives in New York, and is currently a doctoral candidate researching creativity and education at the University of Pennsylvania.