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Lori Desrosiers has been teaching first year English Composition and American Literature for ten years at Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College. She also teaches Poetry at Lesley University MFA program. Before that, she taught Reading and French in Middle and Junior High Schools for several years. She went back to school at age 50 for her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing/Poetry at New England College in NH and received her degree in 2008. She has two full-length books of poetry, Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak and The Philosopher’s Daughter both from Salmon Poetry, a chapbook, Inner Sky from Glass Lyre Press, and has poems in many journals. She publishes and edits Naugatuck River Review, a semi-annual journal of narrative poetry. Her current work is an exploration of missing things, writing poems about ghosts, aging and art. She also keeps a blog, writes book reviews, and mentors poets. She lives in Westfield with her husband and several very smart cats.