About the Poet

Lori Desrosiers’ books are The Philosopher’s Daughter, Salmon Poetry, 2013, Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak, Salmon, 2016 and Keeping Planes in the Air, Salmon, 2020. Two chapbooks, Inner Sky and typing with e.e. cummings, are from Glass Lyre Press. Poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. MFA in Poetry from New England College. Teaching/mentoring: Lesley University M.F.A. program and in Cutthroat Journal’s online mentorship program, and mentors privately in poetry. Poem “about the body” won the Liakoura Prize from Pirene’s Fountain for best poem of the year in 2017.   She won the Greater Brockton Poets Award for New England Poets award for her poem “That Pomegranate Shine” in 2010, judged by X.J. Kennedy. “Poem with a line from e.e. cummings” was a finalist for the Joy Harjo Poetry Contest. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice. She is Editor-in-Chief of Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry, and WORDPEACE, an online journal dedicated to peace and justice, and serves as an editor for several other publications. She holds an M.F.A. from New England College and an M.Ed. from Lesley University. Contact: thepoetrynews@gmail.com. Website: http://loridesrosierspoetry.com.

Lori reading red background 2017

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