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LORI ANNE GRAVLEY

Lori Anne Gravley lives with thirteen stringed instruments. Sometimes her sons come to visit. She grew up in Niceville, FL; earned her MFA in El Paso, TX; and now she lives either in a 1963 Avion Travel Trailer in Pennsylvania, in a hotel room somewhere in Africa or Asia, or in her camper van on the road in the Americas. She has been nominated for a Pushcart and Best New Poets. You can hear her interviews with poets and her recordings of poems on WYSO.org where she is the co-producer of the local poetry program, Conrad's Corner

She's taught poetry and writing throughout the United States in community colleges, in prisons, in universities, in libraries, in elementary schools, in public parks, and in high schools.  Now, she teaches writing and facilitates program management and leadership courses around the world as a contracted consultant for the US Agency for International Development.  A long-time practicer of yoga, she's an RYT-200 with a specialty in Trauma Sensitive Yoga.  She has taught yoga classes and incorporated yoga into her classroom teaching since 2013.

She conducts a yearly Stone's Throw Writing Retreat in Tenant's Harbor, Maine, with Rebecca (R.A.) Morean

In addition to poetry and essays for adults, Lori writes fiction and poetry for children of all ages, from picture books to young adult. You can find out more about her work for children at www.lorigravley.com.