Lois Roma-Deeley

Poet. Editor. Educator.

High Notes (Benu Press) Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist, 2011

Book Launch, northSight

northSight (Singularity Press)

Rules of Hunger (Star Cloud Press)

"Sugar Baby Fixing" poem from HIgh Notes published in Villanelles (Random House/Everyman's Library, Pocket Poets Series).

Love Rise Up anthology, includes Lois Roma-Deeley's poem

"Apostle of Wax and Shine" published in New Hungers for Old

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Praise for Lois Roma-Deeley

It’s been a long time since a collection has so affected me. Whether she is writing of our twisted relational lives ...of her own seemingly innate sense that something’s wrong, Roma-Deeley writes with that curious blend of authority and self-doubt that marks our best poets. Ultimately, and reassuringly, she finds the affirmation that sustains her through it all; as her title poem urges, “having courage, let us write a word or phrase on the short list of certainties something that sounds very much like praise.” Which is just what she does in this tour de force. ~Sydney Lea, author of twelve collections of poetry, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, former Vermont Poet Laureate.
"It's taut, tough, in your face and orchestrates like a mad symphony of howls and laughters and blues, blues, blues, that burn to read. It's clean, crisp, starlight fire, that'll lead you back to your life purpose and make you rethink and reshape your view of life." --Jimmy Santiago Baca
"These poems are tough, brave, but also hold an almost physical balance against human suffering."--Norman Dubie
"That is the trouble with American poets these days --they have forgotten how to entertain the reader. The result is that almost no one reads poetry these days because it isn't fun any more. That's why running across someone like Lois Roma-Deeley is so satisfying."--Lewis Turco, Hollins Critic

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