Please join Synkroniciti in welcoming back poet Lori Howe, with two impressive and expressive cadralor, “Divining” and “Ocean, Ocean,” which was one of three finalists for our Spring “Curiosity” poetry contest. Lori fuses natural wonder, scientific curiosity and sensory language into a vivid and dense tapestry. Plumb the depths and fly to dazzling heights with “Divining,” which celebrates natural (rather than supernatural) magic and mystery–forces not always welcomed by our patriarchal society, even as they are coveted. “The ratio between recipe and thirst is often disproportionate,” she reminds us with her heady music. “Ocean, Ocean” marvels at the reflection of desire in natural processes and the visceral longing awakened in humanity by our environment and experience. “If the yellow-haired fisherman on the blue boat greets you with coffee, pause to drink with him, for it is not often we are gifted a sharing of heat while floating alone in our skins on the great, pulling deep.”
Experience Lori’s evocative poetry in the newest issue of Synkroniciti, “Curiosity,” now available for digital download here: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/purchase-individual-issues/.
Lori Howe is a co-creator of the new poetic form, the cadralor. She is also the author of Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains (Sastrugi Press, 2015) and Voices at Twilight (Sastrugi Press, 2016). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as The Meadow, Clerestory, Red Hook, Verse-Virtual, McQueen’s Quinterly, and Pilgrimage. She is a poetry editor with Sastrugi Press, as well as a phenomenologist whose peer-reviewed research appears in The Journal of Poetry Therapy, Qualitative Inquiry, and others.
She holds a Ph.D. in Literacy Education and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry from the University of Wyoming, where she is now an Assistant Professor in the Honors College. She is the Editor in Chief of Gleam: Journal of the Cadralor and of Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West.
She lives in Laramie, Wyoming.