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Lee Schwartz

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Lee Schwartz is a New York and Berkshire poet. Her latest poetry appears in Writing Fire Anthology, 2, Strong Shoulders, Green Fire Press as well as Oxford Press, Gender Poetics. She is published in many Journals, including The Mom Egg, Passager and Adanna. Lee has been a two time winner of the Allen Ginsberg, Paterson Literary Review Prize. She has served as an Artist in Residence at the 92nd St Y in NYC.

Articles by Lee Schwartz

POEM: Tea Leaves

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020 - Outside my apartment the windows across are black as tea

Poem: Thanksgetting

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 - A poem on the occasion of Thanksgiving, with a reminder of the myth by which we celebrate this holiday.

POEM: Hell on Wheels

Tuesday, 4 Jul 2017 - When hauled off in a sheriff’s cruiser for trespassing she was asked how many times she’s been arrested, “Not enough” she boomed to the forest and the birds.

EDGE WISE: Why can’t we all be trans?  

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - In the 21st century, we have the opportunity to break out of gendered limitations and move on to a better personhood. Women can bring their listening and cooperative values to men, and men can bring their courage and confidence to women.

Poem: Leaves of Trees

Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 - We who are left behind mourn you, oh trees, For every leaf lost is a soul lost, The leaves, like Whitman’s grass were nothing And everything...

Poem: Sunset

Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 - My mother-in-law is in love,/at 84, Rose found Milt, 86,/in the dementia ward/of Paradise Gardens in/Sarasota, Florida.