Lorraine Henrie Lins



Lorraine Henrie Lins is the author of four books of poetry and is a Pennsylvania county Poet Laureate. Currently, she is serving as Director of New and Emerging Poets with Tekpoet. Lins' poems have appeared in numerous publications, as well as several online journals and collections. Born and raised in the suburbs of Central New Jersey, the self-professed Jersey Girl now resides outside of Philadelphia with her family and several dogs where she has learned to pump her own gas.



100 Tipton

All The Stars Blown To One Side Of The Sky

Delaying Balance

I Called It Swimming

Books are available for purchase through better bookstores, Amazon and contacting the author directly.


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Book Signings & Readings

Lorraine is available for book signing and readings and, depending on availability, for workshops, seminars, and school visits. Please be in touch with requests.

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Poetry Manuscript Critique and Review

In addition to her own manuscripts and publications, Lorraine offers insightful, positive, thorough and helpful feedback on individual poems, as well as chapbook and full-length manuscripts. Please contact for more information.

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Lorraine is also a part of an ensemble group of performing poets called No River Twice. 

No River Twice  is a multi-vocal, improvisational poetry reading in which audience participation determines the direction of the performance from beginning to end, poem by poem, co-creating a reading that is never the same twice.

A Few Favorites...


(no, not a mispelling)

acquires top talent  |  Poetry Critiques

makes connections with mentors & poets

ask for me | Joanne Leava


Christopher Bursk

 Mentor | amazing human being

NEA, Guggenheim & Pew Fellowships

author of nine books | professor & activist

most importantly: grandfather of six

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River Heron Review

new poetry journal | Bucks County  

open for submissions! | exceptional

two amazing women | one amazing goal


Kelsay Books

literary press | run by Karen Kelsay   | annually selects poems for Pushcart Prize

Lorraine's current publisher ♥

Kelsay Books

Schuylkill Valley Journal

(pronounced SKOO-kill)   

 Poetry, Fiction, & Essays |  25 years

my first poem | Edited by Peter Krok


The Jersey Shore

we used to fish off those rocks

ocean |  waves | that jetty

just take a minute | breathe

take a peak