Lee (Lori) Desrosiers


P.O. Box 368
Westfield, MA 01085

Author's Bio

 Lee (Lori) Desrosiers’ poetry 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, typing with e.e. cummings and Inner Sky are from Glass Lyre Press. They edit Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry, and Wordpeace.co, an online journal dedicated to social justice. Desrosiers teaches poetry at Lesley University MFA program and mentors privately. Their website is http://loridesrosierspoetry.com 

Publications & Prizes

Keeping Planes in the Air (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2020)
Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016)
The Philosopher's Daughter (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2012)
Typing with e.e. cummings (Glass Lyre Press, 2019)
Inner Sky (Glass Lyre Press, 2015)
Blue Fifth Review
Prizes won: 

Finalist Joy Harjo Poetry Contest, 2018. Published in Cutthroat.
Liakoura Prize Pirene’s Fountain for poem “about the body”, 2017
Editor’s Nominee for 2015 Pushcart Prize
Nominated for Best of the Net by Pirene’s Fountain 2018

Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Glass Lyre Press, 2017

Finalist and published in New Millennium Writings Contest and Anthology 2012

First Prize Greater Brockton Society for Poetry & the Arts Contest for New England Poets, judged by X.J. Kennedy, April 2010

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jane Hirshfield, Jericho Brown, Frank O'Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman, Anna Akhmatova, Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney, H.D.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Jewish, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
New York, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Hastings-on Hudson, NY
New York
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Last update: Dec 16, 2022