Hello, my name is Lori Lasseter Hamilton. I am a breast cancer survivor and a rape survivor. I have been writing and performng poems in Birmingham since 1992, at open mikes and poetry slams. I have been married for 14 years to Robert Hamilton, and I work as a medical records clerk for a local hospital.
I have been a member of the Montevallo Poetry slam team in 2003, 2005, and 2013, competing in regional and national poetry slams. I am a member of Birmingham's Sister City Connection, a group of powerful women poets. I have written three chapbooks of poetry, including live, from the emergency room (New Dawn Unlimited, 2008); sawdust, soap, soil, & stars (Penhall Publishing, 2015); and body parts (New Dawn Unlimited, 2018). My poetry has been published in Alternative Harmonies, Steel Toe Review, Staplegun Press, Birmingham Weekly, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. Below is the link to my poem that was published online in Glass: A Journal of Poetry:
I will have a poem published in an anthology of poetry by young cancer survivors, to be published by Finishing Line Press soon.
I wrote briefly as a freelance writer for Birmingham Weekly, from 2011 to 2012.
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from UAB in 1998, with a minor in English.
I volunteer to help lead Wordsmiths, a free poetry workshop on the third Saturday every month, at the Birmingham Public Library.