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

Featured News & Events

September 10, 2021 7:30 PM
Lost City Books, Washington DC
Title: Princeton Diary by Sparrow
Sparrow and guest poet, Lee Woodman, have a conversation about his new novella, The Princeton Diary. Themes of love, success and failure, Doo-wop music, and Joyce Carol Oates.

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

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