poet. arts lover. speaker. optimist.

Welcome! Come explore the foreign and the familiar, the majestic and the minuscule.

Among my passions are words, dance, drama, and music.

Poetry brings it all together.

Photo by Sonya Melescu

Lee Woodman, Poet

poet. arts lover. speaker. optimist.

Welcome! Come explore the foreign and the familiar, the majestic and the minuscule.
Among my passions are words, dance, drama, and music.
Poetry brings it all together.

Photo by Sonya Melescu

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A terrible accident…a global pandemic…a wrenching separation after a long marriage. Could reality get any tougher? A fictional artist makes agonizing decisions with grace and humor and without self-pity. These reflective poems shed light on a dark pathway leading from divorce to artistic growth and personal transformation. Learn more…

Lifescapes, Poems by Lee Woodman

Featured Poem

If I could buy a sunset,
I’d be rich in your scent—
a dusting of salt and black opium.

If I could purchase the memory,
I’d wrap it in featherweight
lace to keep it almost intangible.

If I could retain the passion, I’d
think of the moment I
blurted I love you and you responded.

Ever rich—I’d swim in the
tenderness of amplified
feeling, up-breaths of excitement—

I’d replay the evening on the beach,
your palms grazing my ribs,
smoothing down my hips.

For this, I’d pay a gazillion starfish
and pocketsful of
doubloons that chime.

“Strange Currency” was first published by vox poetica in May 2020

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Lee Woodman photo by Sonya Melescu

October 13, 2021,  7-8 PM ET at Bitter Grace Boutique 526 8th St. SE, Washington, DC

Title: Personal Transformation 2020-2021: A Poetry Reading from Lifescapes  by Lee Woodman
Owner Anne Marie Johnson and guest poet, Lee Woodman, discuss her collection about a fictional artist emerging from the darkness of a broken relationship during COVID and global crises

Please join in for audience conversation, drinks and snacks. Enjoy the stunning design collections at Bitter Grace as well!

 

December 9, 2021,  7 PM

Finishing Line Writers of the DMV

Co-sponsored by The Writer’s Center

 

 

Lee Woodman at VCCA Residency in December 2021 

Lee has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). Lee Woodman will be among approximately 22 Fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for writers, visual artists, and composers.

Poet Lee Woodman is available for speaking engagements, poetry readings, and media interviews. And, loves doing them!

Please contact her to learn more.