Lois Roma-Deeley

Praise for Lois Roma-Deeley

northSight is above all a book of lives. Of the poet's own life, but that's not all. Of women's lives, but not only that. Of human lives, but not only that. Time and history, the transcendental, even a bead of sweat are given their voice in Lois Roma-Deeley's vital chorus, who song is of hard-won resurrection and the unlike survival of hope.--Jane Hirshfield
"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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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