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The Lawns of Lobstermen by Doug Woodsum, published by Moon Pie Press, c. 2010

(Poems from the Maine Coast and Belgrade Lakes)

If you want to purchase a copy of Doug's book, here is a drop-down menu for The Lawns of Lobstermen with sales tax included for in-state purchasers only and shipping charges included (if applicable):

You can also pay with a check or money order sent to Doug Woodsum at PO Box 105, Smithfield, ME 04978.

  • Local pick-up: 10.50
  • Media mail:      11.95
  • Priority mail:    14.95

If you want Doug to sign your book, please send a note with your check or an email to

Douglas "Woody" Woodsum has taught at two universities and five public schools.  His poetry has appeared in many publications, including Rattle, Down East, Yankee, Prairie Schooner, the Southern Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal.  His work has been broadcast on Maine Public Radio.  He is a former Ruth Lilly poet, a two time winner of the Avery Hopwood Award, and a winner of the Bread Loaf Poetry Prize.  His work is online at Poetry Daily and  Since 1995 he has been teaching high school English in rural Maine.  With his students he has published 10 anthologies of oral history and folklore.  Raised on the Maine coast, he now makes his home in Smithfield, Maine with the artist Donna Asmussen.

Reviews for The Lawns of Lobstermen

by Ted Bookey

full review will appear in The Cafe Review

I fell in love with these poems!
They are beautiful, accessible, charming,have surprising, gorgeous images and insights. Real gems.

Sample from The Lawns of Lobstermen


Old snow
with some life
left to it
rearranges itself
outside: circling
like a thin
white dog.
FInding a spot
out of the wind,
it settles.

Here by the hearth
where my dog curled
for so many years,
his apparition appears
then melts.

The cover art for the above book is a pen & ink watercolor created by JD Asmussen . It  is available in limited edition prints or note cards. Please use the email link on the Payment & shipping page of this website to reach the artist and place an order.