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Lori Lamothe

Lori Lamothe is the author of three poetry books, Trace Elements (Aldrich Press, 2015), Happily (Aldrich, 2016) and Kirlian Effect (FutureCycle Press, forthcoming 2017), as well as several chapbooks, most recently Ouija in Suburbia (dancing girl press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in The Journal, The Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly Review, Verse Daily and elsewhere.

A two-time Pushcart nominee, she lives in New England with her daughter and a Siberian husky born on Halloween.

2016 - The Origami Poems Project nominated Lori Lamothe's poem, The Blue Earrings, for a Pushcart Prize.

Lori's Origami microchap & selected poem are available below. Click the title to download the single-page PDF.

Origami Microchap

Selected Poem(s)

endless after all

 Cover art:
Unearthly Lights by Lauri Burke
Every Origami Micro-chapbook
may be printed, for free,
from this website.


{mooblock=The Blue Earrings}

For months I’ve kept the universe
in a box. It happens.

I get tired of infinity
with its sapphire eyes

staring out at me
from behind mirrors.

But today when I slip on
all that sea, that sky

everything immense
seems a little

lighter, as if nature  
isn’t so in-your-face

endless after all—
or maybe I’ve just gotten

used to the idea of
this big wavering life

being so damn brief. 

Lori Lamothe © 2016