|Publisher:||Finishing Line Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)|
About the Author
Ms. Laskar's poetry explores the questions of identity and race and what it means to be in exile in your own country. She writes of the politics of race and gender and not belonging in both the Deep South of the United States where she was born and raised, and in India, where she spent many summers as a child and adolescent visiting her extended family.
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. Recently, one of her photographs was featured on the cover of The Florida Review, and she has had 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 novel about police violence as it intersects with a lingering climate of social racism. She now lives in California.
Table of Contents
Shape Shifting 3
What Happens Next 5
The All-Saints, GA. Overeaters Support Group 7
Persephone’s Date 9
Queen’s Gambit 10
How to Cackle like a Wicked Stepmother 11
What Scheherazade Would Have Traded For 13
Unanswered, Untranslatable 14
Gas & Food, No Lodging 15
Black, with a Lump of Sugar 17
Alive, Burning 19
Second Language 21
Handshake Agreement 27
Most Days a Passage 28