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a place for musings,
quests & life in progress

welcome: imagination, reverence, silliness, light

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the path ahead invites


What you probably want to know: Lori Walsh is a writer, journalist, poet, and teaching artist.
She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Society for Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.

What you didn't know you wanted to know: Lori Walsh is a lover of all dogs, one tortoise, and various fish. (She has loved multitudes of cats as well. Alas, they make her sneeze.) If she did not live in a cozy house amongst heaps of children's books, she would attempt to take up residence at the library. They would probably let her.

*the right shift button is broken on her laptop, so she occasionally forgoes capital letters entirely. after several weeks, she has discovered that life is inherently gentler without capital letters.

from the blog


imagine you are the sky

Meditation   Imagine you are the sky,   You are not the clouds, thoughts billowed. You transcend the clouds. You … [Read More...]

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retreat … well, I just got here

I went into the woods to write a story about going into the woods. When I got there (The Retreat at Pointers Ridge) I realized I didn't want to … [Read More...]


in front of josephine’s

in front of josephine’s flowers like prayer flags breathing coaxing intention from the breeze yes you wish only for light light shall … [Read More...]

creative writing residencies

Lori Walsh is endorsed as an artist in schools and communities (in literature) by the South Dakota Arts Council. For information about inviting her to your school, please click on the about the author link at the top of the page.