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Lorna Wood was raised in Oberlin, Ohio, by a composer and an art historian. She received degrees in violin performance and English from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in English from Yale University. After graduate school, she was an instructor for six years at Auburn University.

In addition to Family Values, on Kindle, Lorna’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in M58Scarlet Leaf ReviewCanyons of the Damned, Poetry SouthFive:2:OneformercactusPoetry WTF?!Rum PunchWiki LitJerry Jazz MusicianUnstitched StatesGnuMysterical-E, shufPoetryWild VioletEvery WriterUntitled, With Passengers, and the anthologies Leaves of Loquat IVLuminous Echoes (poems shortlisted for Into the Void‘s poetry contest) and Dark Magic (Owl Hollow Press), among others. In 2018, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Poetry South, and she won second prize in the Loquat Literary Festival poetry contest; in 2017, she was a finalist in the Jerry Jazz Musician contest; and in 2016, she was a finalist in the Neoverse Short Story Writing Competition and the Valus’ Sigil contest at SHARKPACK Poetry Review. Her poetry has been positively reviewed on New Pages. Lorna has published essays on the American Renaissance, children’s literature, and Lolita, and she is currently Associate Editor of Gemini Magazine.

You can follow Lorna at drlewood@twitter.com