Lori (Lee) Desrosiers’ poetry books are The Philosopher’s Daughter (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 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. Their poems have appeared in Ms. Magazine, The New York Times, New Millennium Review, Split this Rock, Contemporary American Voices, String Poet, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain, New Verse News, Mom Egg Review, Cutthroat and many other journals and anthologies. Desrosiers holds an MFA in Poetry from New England College. They won the Liakoura Prize from Glass Lyre Books, and X.J. Kennedy chose their poem “That Pomegranate Shine” for the Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts Poetry Prize. Their work has been nominated for the 2015 and 2020 Pushcart Prize. They edit Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry and Wordpeace.co, an online journal dedicated to peace and social justice. Desrosiers teaches Literature and Composition at Westfield State University, Poetry in the Lesley University M.F.A. graduate program and is a mentor and manuscript consultant privately and with Cutthroat Journal’s mentoring program.
“Lori’s best poems are like snapshots, capturing the emotion and mood in a fleeting instant, and as in a David Ignatow poem each fleeting instant suggests something of the whole life and shakes the reader with its sudden intense light.” – Jeff Friedman