"Misunderstood" by Dorothea Lasky
Dorothea Lasky is the author of two full-length collections of poetry: AWE (Wave Books, 2007) and Black Life (Wave Books, 2010). She is also the author of five chapbooks: 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 The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Laurel Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crowd, 6×6, Boston Review, Phoebe, Lungfull!, Octopus, Coconut, Small Town, Typo, Fou, and Carve, among others. 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 and Washington University. She has taught poetry at New York University, Fashion Institute of Technology, The New England Institute of Art, 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. Currently, she researches creativity and education at the University of Pennsylvania.
Francesca Chabrier decided.