Douglas “Woody” Woodsum
met Shahid when they were both on staff at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in the 1980s. The first line of Woody’s poem alludes to “Mending Wall,” a poem by another Bread Loaf poet [Robert Frost]. His book, The Lawns of Lobstermen, is available at moonpiepress.com. He teaches high – school English at Carrabec High in North Anson, Maine and lives with his wife, the artist Donna Asmussen, in nearby Smithfield.