Lori Desrosiers

Massachusetts, United States

Member Since: 12/02/2011

Lori Desrosiers’ poetry books are The Philosopher’s Daughter, Salmon Poetry, 2013, and Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak, Salmon Poetry, 2016. A third full-length book , Keeping Planes in the Air, will be released in 2020 from Salmon. A chapbook, Inner Sky, is from Glass Lyre Press, 2015. Her 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, The Mom Egg, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish-American Poetry and many other journals and anthologies. She holds an MFA in Poetry from New England College. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She edits Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry, and WORDPEACE, an online literary journal dedicated to peace and justice. She teaches Literature and Composition at Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College, and Poetry in the Interdisciplinary Studies program for the Lesley University M.F.A. graduate program. 



Website: http://loridesrosierspoetry.com

Twitter Username: @lorides


  • 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 2014)


  • Editor's Nominee for Pushcart Prize(2015)
  • Greater Brockton Award for New England Poets(2010)
  • Finalist, New Millenium Awards(2012)
  • Quill & Ink Award for community service in poetry, Florence Poets Society(2008)
  • Liakoura Award from Glass Lyre Press(2017)


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


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

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