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Poet Joanna Lee


Joanna Suzanne Lee earned her MD from MCV and a Master’s in Applied Science from William & Mary.Her poetry has been published in a number of online and print journals and her first play All In, co-written with Mark Covington, was recently performed at Firehouse Theater.  She has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes. As a leading force behind River City Poets, Joanna makes possible a wide range of poetry happenings throughout Richmond. She gives semi-regular workshops on various aspects of poetry but particularly enjoys focusing on the intersection between creativity and healing. Host Robin Farmer talks to Suzanne about her transition from MD to poet, her belief in the healing power of writing, and how she overcame her fear of speaking in public with the realization that reading her poetry aloud gives her a unique experience to connect with listeners.

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