"In strains that take me back to the fact of how William Carlos Williams insisted that simply the mind's eye provides us entry to fact, Lasky's poems evoke a convention of dwelling, as bloody and lousy and gorgeous as dwelling can ever be."—Julia Bloch, Bitch
"The appealing factor approximately Lasky, in all her paintings, yet fairly right here, is her skill to create that very same feel of earnestness, the feel that she is telling you a secret."—InDigest journal, InDigest Picks
Go, courageous and delicate reader, with Dorothea Lasky to the "purple lodge / the place the chicken lives." opt for her, as you've willingly long gone down the darkish passages ahead of, along with her bare-faced poems for assistance. Thunderbird's managed rage plunges into the black inside armed with not anything yet guts and Lasky's personal fiery center to mild the way.
Baby of air
You rose into the mystical
Side of things
You may perhaps not reside with us
We positioned you in a bit home
Where they close and locked the door
And at night
You blew out
And went wandering . . .
Dorothea Lasky is additionally the writer of Black Life and AWE, either from Wave Books. She lives in New York.