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poems by Lee Woodman

The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD recognized ARTSCAPES by Lee Woodman in the category of
Poetry as a Distinguished Favorite.



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The ekphrastic poems presented in Artscapes dazzle with vivid imagery and expert wordplay, offering a refreshing and provocative examination of the artwork Lee Woodman has chosen to explore. Inspired by works from major museums, 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. A collection to enjoy on repeated visits.

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ISBN: 978-1-956056-12-9 (print; softcover; perfect bound)
ISBN: 978-1-956056-13-6 (ebook)

LCCN: 2021950332

78 pages

Author Biography

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 in 2019 and 2020. Her poetry collections Mindscapes, published by Poets’ Choice Publishing, and Homescapes, published by Finishing Line Press, came out in 2020. Lifescapes was published by Kelsay Books in summer 2021.

Woodman’s 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 twenty years in leadership roles at the Smithsonian Institution and was Vice-President of Media and Editorial at K12, Inc. As Executive Producer at Lee Woodman Media, Inc., her clients included The Library of Congress, The World Bank, Public Radio International, NPR, and the Fulbright Program. She has a bachelor’s degree in art from Colby College and a master’s degree in art education from Hartford Art School.




“Lee Woodman’s poems are, in a way, paintings themselves. Their imagery is so vivid that we sometimes feel as if we are there, at the museum or gallery, taking it all in. But the joy of looking is only half of it: her love of language is a pleasure to read. Woodman chooses words with the same precision and delight that one might use to pluck the finest gemstones or candy.”
—Lorette C. Luzajic, author, Pretty Time Machine; editor, The Ekphrastic Review

“Lee Woodman brings a poet’s mind and an artist’s eye to this superb collection of ekphrastic poetry. Each poem dazzles with its expert wordplay, injecting new life into a static visual image and expanding the original painting beyond its original frame. Woodman is both a keen observer and expert translator of the visual into the verbal. Artscapes is truly a book to treasure on repeated readings.”
—Donna Baier Stein, founder and publisher, Tiferet Journal

Articles and Reviews

Interview with Gabby Olczak, Independent Press Award, May 2023

Interview with Rodger Nichols, June 3, 2022

Interview with Don McCauley, The Authors Show, 2022

James Weiskittel, “Review of Artscapes by Lee Woodman,” IndieReader, March 16, 2022

Interview with Ekphrastic Poet Lee Woodman about Artscapes,” The Ekphrastic Review, March 8, 2022

Kirikus Review.

Review in Booklife, by Publisher's Weekly.

Interview With Award-Winning Poet Lee Woodman On Her Acclaimed Series, BookMarketingBuzzBlogg, February 14, 2022


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