Author: Lory Bedikian
Lory Bedikian’s first collection The Book of Lamenting was awarded the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. She earned an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon. Poets & Writers chose her work as a finalist for the 2010 California Writers Exchange Award and her poetry was chosen as a finalist in the 2015 AROHO Orlando Competition. Bedikian’s newer work has been published in Miramar, on the Best American Poetry blog, in Tin House, The Los Angeles Review as well as on Poets.org. Her poem “The Mechanic,” is included in the recently released anthology Border Lines: Poems of Migration, KNOPF, 2020. Her work has been shortlisted for Ploughshares and appears in the newly released Spring 2021 issues of BOULEVARD, Northwest Review, the October 2021 issue of The Adroit Journal, the and is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest. Her manuscript-in-progress just received a 2021 grant from the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.