Poet Lore and The Writer’s Center welcome poet Lee Woodman for a reading from her new collection, Artscapes, and a discussion of her writing craft. Lee is in conversation with Emily Holland, poet and Editor of Poet Lore, America’s oldest poetry magazine.
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Lee Woodman is the winner of the 2020 William Meredith Prize for Poetry. Her essays and poems have been published in Tiferet Journal, Zócalo Public Square, Grey Sparrow Press, The Ekphrastic Review, vox poetica, The New Guard Review, The Concord Monitor, The Hill Rag, Naugatuck River Review, and The Broadkill Review. A Pushcart nominee, she received an Individual Poetry Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities FY 2019 and FY 2020. Her poetry collection, Mindscapes, was published by Poets’ Choice Publishing on January 9, 2020, Homescapes was published on May 22, 2020 by Finishing Line Press, Lifescapes was published by Kelsay Books on June 1, 2021 and Artscapes by Shanti Arts on January 11, 2022. She won the 2021 Atlantic Review International Poetry Competition MERIT AWARD.
Woodman is a longtime artist and media producer, whose radio and film awards include five CINEs, two NY International Film Blue Ribbons, and three Gracies from American Women in Radio and Television. She worked for 20 years in leadership roles at the Smithsonian, was Vice-President of Media and Editorial at K12, Inc., and Executive Producer at Lee Woodman Media, Inc., with clients including The Library of Congress, The World Bank, Public Radio International, NPR, and the Fulbright Program. She has a BA in Art from Colby College, Waterville, ME and an MA Ed from Hartford Art School, CT. Lee spent her junior year at l’Institut d’Art et d’Archéologie, Paris, France. An overseas childhood in France and India sparked Lee Woodman’s love for language, art, theater and dance.
About the Book
Artscapes is a 78-page collection of ekphrastic poems that dazzle with vivid imagery and expert wordplay. Lee Woodman has chosen to explore works from major museums, including The National Gallery, MOMA, The Guggenheim, The Prado, and the Louvre. Woodman invites readers to walk into paintings, enter worlds triggered by sculpture, and eavesdrop on conversations with artists. She will take you to a roaring boxing ring in Washington D.C., a cave in Indonesia with forty-thousand-year-old paintings, and a harem’s den in Algiers. All is possible in poetry. Information about each artwork allows readers to look at the works online while reading poems that offer a refreshing and provocative examination of the art.