Lee Desrosiers

Massachusetts, United States

Member Since: 12/02/2011

Lee Desrosiers’ poetry books are Keeping Planes in the Air (Salmon Poetry, 2020), Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak, (Salmon Poetry, 2016) and The Philosopher's Daughter, (Salmon Poetry, 2013) . Two chapbooks, Inner Sky and Typing with e.e. cummings are from Glass Lyre Press. Their poems have appeared in New Millenium Review, Contemporary American Voices, Best Indie Lit New England, String Poet, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene's Fountain, The New Verse News, Ms. Magazine, The New York Times, The Mom Egg, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish-American Poetry and many other journals and anthologies. They hold an MFA in Poetry from New England College. Desrosiers' work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. They edit Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry, and WORDPEACE, an online literary journal dedicated to peace and justice. Desrosiesrs teaches Composition at Westfield State University in Massachusetts, and Poetry for the Lesley University M.F.A. graduate program. 



Website: http://loridesrosierspoetry.com

Twitter Username: @lorides


  • Keeping Planes in the Air , Salmon Poetry (March 2020)
  • Typing with e.e. cummings , Glass Lyre Press (August 2019)
  • Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak , Salmon Poetry (March 26, 2016)
  • The Philosopher's Daughter , Salmon Poetry (March 23, 2013)
  • Inner Sky , Glass Lyre Press (March 2015)


  • Finalist, Joy Harjo Poetry Contest(2017)
  • Nominee for Pushcart Prize(2017)
  • Liakoura Award from Glass Lyre Press(2017)
  • Finalist, New Millenium Awards(2012)
  • Greater Brockton Award for New England Poets(2010)
  • Quill & Ink Award for community service in poetry, Florence Poets Society(2008)


  • Poetry Instructor at Lesley University MFA Program (September 2014 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New England College (July 2008)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry