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, and Naugatuck River Review. A Pushcart nominee, she received an Individual Poetry Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities FY 2019 and FY 2020. Lee won the Atlantic Review International Poetry Competition MERIT AWARD 2021. Her poetry collections, Mindscapes, Poets’ Choice Publishing, and Homescapes, Finishing Line Press, were published in 2020. Lifescapes was published by Kelsay Books in 2021, and Artscapes by Shanti Arts Publishing in 2022.
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.
An early childhood in France and India through age fourteen sparked her love for language, art, theater and dance.
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.
Awards and Recognition
- Winner of 2021 Atlantic Review International poetry Competition MERIT AWARD
- Lee Woodman of Rhinebeck, NY has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) 2021. She will be among 22 Fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for writers, visual artists, and composers.
- Lee Woodman won the 2020 William Meredith Prize for Poetry