Square Feet
Accents Publishing, 2014 Accents link
ISBN 978-1-936628-22-3
Paperback, 76 pages
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  • Interview in Poets' Quarterly link
  • Interview in The Write Life link
  • Interview on the Accents Publishing blog link
  • Interview in The570.com's Electric City link
  • Interview in CityLitRag.com link


The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students
Continuum Books, 2011 Bloomsbury link
ISBN  9781441198440
Paperback, 256 pages
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  • Interview at r.kv.ry quarterly literary journal link
  • Guest blog: "Nurturing Long-Term Connections" @ Whidbey Writers link
  • Q&A with Jim Warner, Managing Editor of Quiddity link
  • Interview about writing, programs, and more with Karin Gillespie on Girlfriends Book Club link
  • Radio interview with Katerina Stoykova-Klemer on Accents: A Radio Show for Literature, Art and Culture
  • Interview with Zinta Aistars in The Smoking Poet link
  • Interview with Gail Martin at Scrivengale about literary citizenship, MFAs, and the writing life link
  • Interview at Michigander Monday link


stains: early poems
Bohemian Steel Press, 2009
ISBN 978-0-9735824-0-6
Paperback, 88 pages
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Lori A. May writes across the genres in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. You'll find her creative nonfiction in journals such as Hippocampus Magazine, Phoebe, Brevity, and Midwestern Gothic. She writes freelance articles in publications such as The Writer, Writer's Digest, The Atlantic, TheMid.com, and American Road. Lori's also a regular reviewer for publications including Los Angeles Review, Portland Book Review, and The Colorado Review. She is the Founding Editor of Poets' Quarterly, Editorial Advisor for River & South Review, and an editorial consultant with Kaylie Jones Books. Lori has served as Managing Editor of Marick Press and Associate Editor of Northern Poetry Review, worked with Creative Nonfiction as a proofer and copyeditor, and edited a few small press poetry books.

She is the author of
The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship & the Writing Life (Bloomsbury), Square Feet (Accents), The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Students (Continuum/Bloomsbury), stains: early poems (Bohemian Steel), and two crime novels. A frequent guest of festivals and conferences, Lori offers workshops, lectures, and informal talks to emerging writers. She 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.

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