Lorri Neilsen Glenn is the author of four collections of poetry and the author and editor of nine collections of nonfiction, including the acclaimed Threading Light (2011) and Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s (2013). Poet Laureate of Halifax for 2005-2009, Lorri has won several national and international awards for creative nonfiction, poetry, magazine writing, and academic writing.

Lorri’s work is an innovative blend of approaches and forms — in lyric prose, memoir, poetry, or scholarly articles. She often works in bricolage, creating from available materials and ideas.

Lorri has published widely in journals, the popular press, and academic collections. She has served as a mentor, editor, and writer-in-residence, and taught business, technical, nonfiction/memoir, poetry, among other forms over a 30-year teaching and mentoring career. She has organized and led writing workshops in the Arctic, Western Canada, Australia, Ireland, Chile, and Greece.

She grew up in railway towns on the Prairies, moved to Nova Scotia in 1983, and now teaches at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and serves as a mentor in the University of King’s College MFA program in creative nonfiction.


CBC Mainstreet interview (Untying the Apron, 2013):


The Next Chapter interview with Shelagh Rogers (Untying the Apron, 2013):



Salty Ink interview:



Open Book Toronto:



Bookbits Interview:



Speaking of Poems Interview: