About the Poet

Lori Desrosiers’ books include The Philosopher’s Daughter  published by Salmon Poetry in 2013 and Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak, Salmon Poetry, 2016. A third full-length book, Keeping Planes in the Air will be published at the end of 2019.  A chapbook, Inner Sky is from Glass Lyre Press. Her poems have appeared in New Millenium Review (contest finalist), Contemporary American Voices, Best Indie Lit New England, String Poet, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain, The New Verse News, The Mom Egg, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish-American Poetry and many other journals and anthologies. Her poem “about the body” won the Liakoura Prize from Pirene’s Fountain 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. Her poem “poem with a line from e.e. cummings” was a finalist for the Joy Harjo Poetry Contest and was published in Cutthroat 23. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015. 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 teaches Literature and Composition at Westfield State University, and Poetry in the Lesley University M.F.A. graduate program. She has read her poetry and taught workshops at numerous colleges and conferences. She holds an M.F.A. from New England College and an M.Ed. from Lesley University. Contact her at thepoetrynews@gmail.com. Her website is http://loridesrosierspoetry.com.

Lori reading red background 2017


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