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 www.fishousepoems.org. 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
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.
from The Lawns of Lobstermen
with some life
left to it
like a thin
FInding a spot
out of the wind,
Here by the hearth
where my dog curled
for so many years,
his apparition appears