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Lori A Minor

Lori A Minor

Born: September 11 1992 in Beckley West Virginia, USA
Resides: Detroit, Michigan, USA
E-mail: loriann (dot) minor[at]gmail (dot) com

Lori A Minor is a feminist, existentialist and mental health advocate who dabbles in Japanese short forms and various forms of visual art. She is the co-founder and editor of Scryptic Magazine and founder and editor of #FemkuMag. She is currently working on her second book Inkblots: My Journey with Mental Illness. Lori's work has appeared in issues of Failed Haiku, Prune Juice, Moonbathing, Frogpond, Stardust, and more.

Awards and Other Honors: short list, 2017 Touchstone Award; 3rd place winner, 2017 H.Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest; 3rd place winner, 2017 Mandy's Pages Where Tanka Prose Grows Contest; short list, 2018 H.Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest.

Books Published: Radical Women: A Book of Femku, Misfitbooks Press, 2017

Selected Work
I lose the lily
petal by petal
family dinner
adding salt
to my own wounds
hospital curtain
her last breath lingers
in the ripples
the same moon
the ant and I
winter trees
the nakedness
I try to hide
dirty laundry
our aromas
become one

Credits: “dementia” - H.Gene Murtha Senryu Contest , Touchstone Award short list 2017; “family dinner” - H.Gene Murtha Senryu Contest 3rd place, 2017; Touchstone Award, 2017; Living Haiku Anthology; “hospital curtain” - H.Gene Murtha Senryu Contest, short list, 2018; “underneath” - Frogpond 41:2 Spring-Summer 2018; “winter trees” - Stardust Haiku, Issue 16, April 2018; “dirty laundry” - Prune Juice, Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun & Haiga, Issue 22, July 2017; Living Haiku Anthology.

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