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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Wave Books (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933517247
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933517247
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Most notable in this slim debut is Lasky's recurring and refreshingly un-ironic awe of God, the soul and the spirit. Amid Brazilian bikini waxes, cheating lovers and trips to the 7-Eleven, Lasky negotiates a young woman's world with true belief: Save me O Lord.../ Save me from abuse and wisdom and red hot sin. Lasky deftly handles holy subjects in an unholy, and yet never disrespectful, manner. As well, she is rather adept at topics that could lend themselves to melodrama into affecting reading, as in the 10-part prose poem, Ten Lives in Mental Illness, in which subjects such as anorexia and panic attacks are broached with a fluidity and grace. Unfortunately, uncompelling dream images and tired stream-of-consciousness musings bog down much of this work. In one poem, Lasky wonders, Maybe I will never have a baby/ No, that can't be true, out my womb/ the tiny babies of the universe will explode. In the end it is Lasky's relationship to her God that inspires her best and makes this a surprising and worthwhile read: To the fire in his heart and the fire in God/ That makes the whole world/ Thump in a beating music, heartbeats and mountains/ that makes the bluebird in the tree. (Sept.)
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About the Author

Dorothea Lasky is the author of Thunderbird (Wave Books, 2012), Black Life (Wave Books, 2010), and AWE (Wave Books, 2007). She is also the author of six chapbooks: Matter: A Picturebook (Argos Books, 2012), The Blue Teratorn (Yes Yes Books, 2012), Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), Tourmaline (Transmission Press, 2008), The Hatmaker’s Wife (2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2005), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004). 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 6x6, among other places. She is a graduate of the MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and also has been educated at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and Washington University. She has taught poetry at New York University, Wesleyan University, Columbia University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Heath Elementary School, and Munroe Center for the Arts and has done educational research at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Philadelphia Zoo, and Project Zero.

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Dorothea Lasky is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: ROME (Liveright/W.W. Norton) and Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all out from Wave Books. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Ducking Presse, 2010). Born in St. Louis in 1978, her poems have appeared in POETRY, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Columbia Poetry Review, and Boston Review, among others. She is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, holds a doctorate in creativity and education from the University of Pennsylvania, and also has been educated at Harvard University and Washington University. She has taught poetry at New York University, Wesleyan University, and Bennington College. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University's School of the Arts and lives in Brooklyn.

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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By buyer on September 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
With equal parts fierce psychological inquiry, sexual sublimity, and doubt-laden reverence, Dorothea Lasky's poems embody the authoritative force of antiquity, rescuing our current preoccupation with theoretical discourse from its fear of the mirror, and identity politics from its imprisonment therein. Openendedly allegorical and unabashedly social, one hears in Awe "the utterances we emit when we are truly listening." That they sound like no one else and yet say something wholly original about love is the joy of this debut collection's simultaneous strength and willingness to surrender.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Gallaher on December 8, 2007
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AWE reminds me a bit of Gertrude Stein (Lifting Belly, especially), in the way the elemental repetitions teeter at the liminal space between innocence and obsession. It's an ambivalent space, catching the tone of perception, twisted through a precocious lens. It's captivating. Lasky has the most disturbingly innocent voice in contemporary poetry.
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