Lori A Minor

Lori A Minor, 2021
Self-portrait from Facebook

Lori A Minor (born Lori Ann Minor, September 11, 1992, Beckley, West Virginia, U.S.A.), American actor, stage manager, editor, publisher, activist, and haiku poet. They1 are the author of six haikai chapbooks, including Touchstone Award nominees Recycled Virgin (2020) and Hot Girl Haiku (2021), and recipient of more than 15 haikai awards including two poems shortlisted for The Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems (2017, 2019). The term “femku” was coined in 2017 by Minor, who is founder and editor of #FemkuMag (2018– ) and ubu.:small absurdist poems (2021– ) as well as coeditor (with Joshua Gage) of Otoroshi Journal for short-form horror poems (2021– ), publisher of Moth Orchid Press (previously Title IX Press) for underrepresented voices in English-language haiku, and presenter at Haiku North America conferences (2019, 2021). Minor resided in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2022.2


  1. Minor is gender fluid and uses both she/her and they/them pronouns. []
  2. This is an abstract of a longer biographical article to come. []
Updated on January 28, 2022