Lisa Beech Hartz

Lisa Beech Hartz

Lisa Beech Hartz directs Seven Cities Writers Project which brings creative writing and literacy support programs to underserved communities. She guides workshops in a city jail and an LGBTQ community center. Her ekphrastic collection, The Goldfish Window, was published by Grayson Books in 2018. The poems appearing here are drawn from a working manuscript exploring the life and work of Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner.

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Poetry Issue #46

Nude Study from Life, Lee Krasner, 1938

By Lisa Beech Hartz

 

Crossing 8th Street in the rain Igor laughed, /
dropped your hand. I like being with an ugly woman. / Angle of the streetlight, silvering everything, even / his careless mouth. It makes me feel more handsome.
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Lisa Beech Hartz, Mud Season Review Poet

let it braise

Erin Post interviews
Lisa Beech Hartz

 

Our poetry co-editor Erin Post recently had this exchange with Lisa Beech Hartz, our Issue #19 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her interest in visual art and ekphrastic poetry, her path toward poetry, and the work she’s been doing to bring writing workshops to more marginalized, less privileged populations…. Read more

"Child Playing: Annette in front of the Rail-Backed Chair" by Edouard Vuillard, 21.06” X 14.96”, 1900, (Owner: Art Institute of Chicago. Image courtesy of: The Athenaeum)

POETRY ISSUE #19

CHILD PLAYING: ANNETTE IN FRONT OF THE RAIL-BACKED CHAIR, EDOUARD VUILLARD, 1897

By Lisa Beech Hartz
 
 

He scrawls the iron bedstead, silent

but for the hush hush now of the pencil,

so that the child forgets him….
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