Anonymous said: Lora, its currently 00.44am and i have been sat on your tumblr,twitter and instagram reciting your poetry for hours now, wondering how you have put all my unfathomable thoughts into such beautiful words. You break me,not in such a way where you should feel bad in a way where you should know that what you write ignites fire in people,especially me. Your poems relate to me in ways that no 15 year old should have to underdstand but you make it okay and not so shitty,for that I am forever grateful.
Oh gosh thank you dearly! This is so sweet
Anonymous said: your writing is so inspiring! thank you for sharing with us. any other good feminist reads you recommend ?
You’re welcome! Thank you. Some of these I’ve read, some of these are on my “to read” list:
music by yr local sweetfarts Andrea, Lora, and Jo.
I’m in this band. We just made a Facebook page. First show is in three weeks.
Anonymous said: Hello! I was wondering are you publishing a book of your your poetry, or do you have a link to all of them?
I am publishing multiple books soon. A full-length book in the next six months and a 30 or so page chapbook by September. You can read a lot of my stuff at lora-mathis.tumblr.com/tagged/poetry
Anonymous said: Is there a chance you could sign or write a brief message on the zine when I order it? I just love personalized things like that x
Definitely! Which zine?
Anonymous said: Lora, your poem "I am not the sea" mentions how you have a "mad to live" tattoo. Is that true, and is the story about what the guy says about your tattoo? I'm getting ink soon and I'm afraid that if someone says something like that to me, i might start to rip my skin off. When a boy said he liked my long curly hair, I cut it off. Just curious about the poem, thanks love!
The story is a skewed version of reality. Yes, I have a tattoo that says “mad to live.” Yes, a boy once read my tattoo and said, “What, are you angry about living?” No, he didn’t follow that sentence with, “Aw, I’m just kidding. Come here let me take off that bra.”