Author Archives: Lori Witzel

About Lori Witzel

Lori Witzel has been reading and writing poetry since she was 12, and shares poems, photography, and the occasional sketch on her blog Chatoyance. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and many small furry companions, and works in the software industry. Marly Youmans interviewed Lori for her blog, "The Palace at 2:00 a.m.", about Lori's various creative activities, and her passion for "the wreck of beauty." Lori also co-guest-edited the "Ekphrasis" issue of qarrtsiluni with Alison Kent. Lori was born in New York, raised in both New York and Arizona, and has lived in Texas for more than 30 years. She's currently training for her next half-marathon, which gives particular resonance to her fascination with wreckage and things that fall apart.

Three Poems by Lori Witzel

By S S, CC BY NC ND 2.0I’ve been chasing light for ages. That gold-edged
blue just before the sun shimmied up? It slipped
through my fingers like a hatchling minnow. I’ve
waited in the shadows of a thunderhead to ravel… Continue reading

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