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Lori Desrosiers

Lori Desrosiers lives in Westfield, MA and publishes the Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry.  Her full-length poetry book, The Philosopher’s Daughter is available from Salmon Poetry Press.

She has a chapbook, Three Vanities, a chronicle of three generations of women in her family, which was published by Pudding House Press in 2009. In 2010, her poem “That Pomegranate Shine” won the Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts Award for New England Poets. 

Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including Pirene’s Fountain, BigCityLit, The Smoking Poet, Concise Delights, Blue Fifth Review, Common Ground Review, two of Gold Wake Press’ five-poem mini-chapbooks, the Origami Poems Project, and several anthologies.

Lori earned her M.F.A. in Poetry from New England College and teaches English at Westfield State College.

Lori's micro-chapbooks & selected poems are available below.


Origami Micro-chapbooks

Selected Poem(s)




Everything that is
is already past.
We live a minute—
childhood to old age.
So think on this,
ponder what will last,
heroic deeds
or words upon the page?

Lori Desrosiers © 2012


Water Lust


Poems previously published by

Gold Wake Press' mini-chapbook series

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(Monet – Flower beds at Betheuil)
somnolent blossoms
die every winter rebirth
in spring to fill our yard
and the neighbor’s with
the ringing of leaf & petal
the smell of dirt & essence
each year smells
more pungent than the last
Lori Desrosiers © 2009