Rome by Dorothea Lasky

review by Lynn Marie Houston

(Liveright, 2014)

(Liveright, 2014)

It has become fashionable in the literary world to add zombies to a work of art in order to gain mainstream attention. I cannot say if the “mainstream” crowd attended the book launch for Dorothea Lasky’s Rome (Liveright, 2014), but it certainly was well attended. I was there at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery the night of September 18th to get my hands on a copy of her latest book of poems. But Lasky doesn’t need to add zombies to her poetry; it already strides powerfully back and forth between the lands of the living and the dead. Continue reading