Lorri Neilsen Glenn

Lorri Neilsen Glenn is a poet and nonfiction writer. She is the author of four poetry collections including Lost Gospels (Brick, 2010) and author/editor of six academic books. Currently she is editing a collection of poetry and prose about mothers of the 1950s and finishing a manuscript of essays on grief and loss. Lorri was Halifax Regional Municipality’s Poet Laureate for 2005-2009.

Raised on the prairies, Lorri has lived in Halifax since 1983 and now divides her time between Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan. She is Professor of Literacy and Literacy Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, has been author in residence at St. Peter’s College in Saskatchewan, and scholar-in-residence at three universities in Australia and New Zealand and at the University of Saskatchewan. She has taught writing in over 50 organizations across Canada, organized and led writing retreats in Ireland and Australia, and currently leads workshops in poetry and life writing (memoir) locally and nationally.

Lorri appears in Poetry in Spirit.