Why Poetry?

“what a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.”  (Kobayashi Issa)

Recently published poems by Lee:
The Underside of Color
Betula Papyrifera
Sorrow
 Jaya the Ayah
Spiky-Haired Woman at Jeang Ling
One Touched Me on the Shoulder
Story Tower
Vanquor
A Mulch Pile Prayer
Road Trip to Nilokheri
Self Portrait: Jasper Johns
Mark Rothko, I Challenge Your Claim
Lee Woodman April 2019 Photos by Sonya Melescu
Lee’s upcoming reading in NYC
Poetry Reading Capitol Hill DC 2019
Lee at Bowery Poetry NYC June 2018

*This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.