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Hello, folks

My name is Lori and I'm known as the "Carnival Poet." I did not give myself that pen name, other poets around the world gave me that name in 2001.

When I was 18 years old, I ran away with a small carnival right after high school graduation. It was quite a life and I learned to overcome many obstacles, hostilities and judgments. I learned the value of hard, honest work and how to survive.

Currently, I am nearing my 31st birthday; and, though those memories are still near and dear to my heart goes on. I work as a reports administrator for a very large global corporation and enjoy my work.

I have always been a poet...well...since my 6th grade year. When I left in the whirlwind life of the carnival, I started writing about the richness of that life as well as the heartache and loneliness.

I'm proud to hold on to my carnival past and to write words that all can enjoy. I ride a 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic motorcycle and also shoot pool.  Auto races are something that I enjoy watching at small, local tracks on cool, summer nights.  I enjoy life and love to share my life through the written word.  If you would like to view more of my poetry, stories, articles and sign up for my newsletter, please visit:    Thank you