Lori Desrosiers


P.O. Box 368
Westfield, MA 01085

Author's Bio

 Lori Desrosiers’ poetry books are The Philosopher’s Daughter (Salmon Poetry, 2013), a chapbook, Inner Sky (Glass Lyre 2015) and Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak (Salmon 2016). Her third full-length book of poetry, Keeping Planes in the Air is due out from Salmon in 2020. A new chapbook, typing with e.e. cummings is from Glass Lyre Press, 2019.  She edits Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry, and Wordpeace.co, an online journal dedicated to social justice. She teaches Poetry in the Interdisciplinary Studies program for the Lesley University M.F.A. graduate program.Her website is http://loridesrosierspoetry.com 

Publications & Prizes

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

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: 
H.D., e.e. cummings, Jane Kenyon, James Wright, Frank O'Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman, Anna Akhmatova, Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney and all my amazing friends and mentors.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Feminist, Jewish, LGBTQ
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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: Jul 12, 2019