"Sounding Off"

published Oct. 12, 2017


 Anastasia Maps

Finishing Line Press will publish this poetry chapbook in December 2017. Print run is based on pre-orders, so please support this book by visiting www.finishinglinepress.com and typing the author's name into the "Bookstore" tab. 



Upcoming event details: 

14: WTAW reading in Sausalito: Join Why There Are Words (WTAW) on September 14th at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a special evening. First, a celebration at 6pm which includes the gala and the reading, champagne and conversation with all 6 authors. Tickets are available for the gala at squareup.com. Second, doors open, as usual, at 7pm for the readings. Admission is $10.  

23: HITCHED reading in Los Angeles: September's HITCHED will feature Las Lunas Locas writers Devi S. Laskar, Karineh Mahdessian, Emily Fernandez, and Pasadena writers Teresa Mei Chuc, and Deborah P. Colodji. HITCHED is a quarterly reading series that features writer couplings as a way of celebrating the relationships we build as writers that are integral to our success and the successes of those around us. The event will take place 4-6pm at BOOK SHOW, 5503 N. Figueroa Street. Los Angeles CA, 90042. 

25: Las Lunas Locas workshop in Los Angeles

26: The Shop at Flywheel Press reading in San Mateo: Please join Devi S. Laskar and Audrey Kalman for September's Literally reading series at The Shop at Flywheel Press, 309 7th Avenue, San Mateo CA, 94401. Event will take place 7-10pm, September 26th. Tickets are available at squareup.com. 

Gas & Food, No Lodging available now through Finishing Line Press & Amazon

Gas & Food, No Lodging available now through Finishing Line Press & Amazon


Gas & Food, No Lodging

This book of poems explores the questions of identity and race, and what it means to be in exile in your own country. Ms. Laskar 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. 

Available now through Finishing Line Press & Amazon. 


Devi S. Laskar has been named the new Assistant Poetry Editor

July 2017