Lori A. May writes across the genres in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She edits, teaches, and travels as a frequent guest speaker--all the while drinking copious amounts of coffee.
Her book The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship & The Writing Life is available from Bloomsbury. Square Feet, a full-length poetry book, is available from Accents Publishing. Lori is also the author of The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students (Continuum/Bloomsbury), stains: early poems, and two crime novels. She's polishing up a travel/immigration memoir and, under the influence of caffeine, is at work on another manuscript.
A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, for poetry and nonfiction, you'll find Lori's short creative nonfiction in journals such as Hippocampus Magazine, Brevity, and Midwestern Gothic. She also writes freelance articles and these appear in The Writer, Writer's Digest, The Atlantic, and several travel magazines.
Lori's a regular reviewer for publications including Los Angeles Review, Portland Book Review, and The Colorado Review. She's the Founding Editor of Poets' Quarterly, and a Nonfiction Editor with Kaylie Jones Books (an Akashic Books imprint). Lori has served as Managing Editor of Marick Press, Associate Editor of Northern Poetry Review, worked with Creative Nonfiction as a proofer and copyeditor, and edited a few small press poetry books.
A frequent guest of festivals and conferences, Lori offers workshops, lectures, and informal talks to students and emerging writers. She often speaks at low-res MFA programs across the country.
Canadian by birth and disposition, with a soft spot for Detroit, Lori now lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest.