PREORDER SHIPS DECEMBER 8, 2017
by Devi S. Laskar
RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY
Devi S. Laskar’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Carve Magazine, Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, among others. The Raleigh Review nominated “Untitled Western Country Song in Rubescent A Minor” Best New Poets 2016. Poet Jessica Piazza selected “Dissection” and “What Namaste Really Means” as the winning entries for the poetry prize at the 27th Mendocino Coast Writers Conference in 2016, and those poems are now available in the latest issue of Noyo River Review.
In this book, Ms. Laskar’s poetry explores dislocation. The title poem plays with the idea of turning back time or catching a glimpse of the future – but the narrator wakes to find that all the best plans are in fate’s hands. She writes of the underbellies of fairytales and myths – and how, sometimes, change and wisdom follow great upheaval.
Ms. Laskar holds an MFA from Columbia University in New York, an MA in South & West Asian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in journalism and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a former journalist, covering crime and government for newspapers such as The Raleigh News & Observer (NC), The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA) and Gannett Company papers, The News-Press (FL) and The Commercial-News (IL) and Honolulu Star-Bulletin (HI). She is also an artist and photographer. Last year, one of her photographs was featured on the cover of The Florida Review, and she has other photographs published or forthcoming in the pages of Tiferet Journal and The Blue Heron Review.
She is an alumna of both TheOpEdProject and VONA/Voices, and is at work on a memoir about the academic mobbing her family faced in the Deep South while her husband worked as a tenured college professor. She now lives in California.