Poetry. This is an expanded edition of Whitman-Raymond’s chapbook, first published by Pleasure Boat Studio in 2000 (and now out of print). These poems show the work of a psychotherapist who is also a fine poet. A reader comes away with an understanding of human nature and of the extreme personal and professional challenges of working with others in so intense a capacity.
Lee Whitman-Raymond received her Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Brown University, where she was the recipient of First Prize from the Academy of American Poets for an unpublished manuscript. She has been published in Sojourner, Newport Review, 5 AM, Ailanthus, Sandscript, Syncopated City, Spectacle, Worcester Review, Northeast Journal, Bridges (edited by Adrienne Rich), and others. Her chapbook, the light on our faces: a therapy dialogue, was published in 2000 by Pleasure Boat Press: A Literary Press. She works in Providence as a psychotherapist and lives in southern Massachusetts with her husband, Rob Whitman-Raymond, also a psychotherapist. Together, they have raised two daughters and an incorrigible corgi.