Works

Theatre Arts 1962-1992, Writings & Publications 1990-Present, Paintings & Drawings 1960-Present, Photography - Straightforward Documentation &  Montage 2000-Present

“L.B. Green’s deceptively quiet poems are infused with imagery from the natural world. That imagery, sometimes startling, confronts issues of family emergencies, of aging, of loss with a sense of wonder bordering on epiphany, allowing the reader to find, ‘In the slant and dark rain, lily leaf, a boat.’ Firmly grounded in the everyday, Green’s poems ‘trap a portion of sky, then soar.’ ”

— Pamela Uschuk
Author of One-Legged Dancer and Finding Peaches in the Desert

 

On a merit scholarship in theatre art, L. B. Green began her career at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Since then, she has taught creative writing under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Humanities and for the White House Millennium Council, all the while encouraging disadvantaged youth to find their place in history and write about it. Her columns, poems, and essays have appeared online and in print, in newspapers, anthologies, and literary journals including Southern Review, Penwood Review, Crucible, Cold Mountain Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, RHINO, and Charlotte Viewpoint :: Metropolitan Ideas and Art. She was awarded the Robert Ruark Foundation Prize for poetry in form. The poet, Vivian Shipley, chose Judas Trees North of the House as winner of the Randall Jarrell Prize. The book was published in 2003. The recipient of a grant in literature for poetry from The North Carolina Arts Council, she is the author of Night Garden (2009) and THE ART OF SEEING In Sweet Silent Thought (2010), a collection of poetry and photography. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her drawings and paintings have been shown in both regional and national solo and group exhibitions. She works and lives in Davidson, North Carolina.

 

 

“Red Note” by L. B. Green 5 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. gouache on parchment in private collection.

In an interview with Cindy Nemser in January 1970, the artist Eva Hesse expressed a keen awareness of her own singularity:
 
‘I know art history and I know what I believe in. I know where I come from and who I am related to or the work that I have looked at and that I am really personally moved by and feel close to or am connected or attached to. But I feel so strongly that the only art is the art of the artist personally and found out as much as possible for himself and by himself…..The best artists are those who have stood alone and who can be separated from whatever movements have been made about them.’

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