Studium, A Visiting Scholar’s Program, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, 2016
Willapa Bay Residency Fellowship, 2016
NC Arts Council Regional Artist Grant, 2013-14
NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship in Writing, 2001-02, 2007-08
Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize, 2006
Linda Flowers Prize, NC Humanities Council, 2004
Oscar Arnold Young Award, Poetry Council of NC, 1999
Zoe Kincaid Brockman Award, NC Poetry Society, 1995
B.A. in English (UNC-Greensboro)
M.F.A. in Creative Writing (UNC-G)
M.A. in English, Southern American Literature (University of Kentucky)
Blue Star (Press 53, 2016)
Piece Work (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2007)
Sherry's Prayer (NC Humanities Council
as part of NC Crossroads, 2004)
Los Hijos (Longleaf Press, 2002)
Unravelings (Longleaf Press, 1998)
Snake Dreams (Nightshade Press, 1994)
NEWS AND REVIEWS
"Presnell's recent poetry leaps off the page" (Antionette Kerr)
"Poetry collection explores ties that bind"
(Vikki Broughton Hodges)
"Paper Trails: Author Traces Family's Journey Through Time" (Brittany Stone)
"Ellie's War" (poems)
"Slim Joins Up" (poems)
"Finding Fox Red, Omaha Beach, 2014" (poem)
"How to Cuss in French" (poem)
"Pauline Learns to Sew" (poem)
"After the Train Carries Her Son to War, She Walks the Other Children Home" (poem)
"The Photograph" (essay)
"The Belt Buckle" (essay)
Lee Hall, “Umbria Fall Morning,” 2015, Mixed Media Collage on Canvasboard, 8 x 10 inches, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Copyright © 2015 by Lee Hall.
Lee Hall has pursued careers as artist, educator and writer. Her paintings allow us to share her love for subtle shapes, variety in texturing, and civilized muted color relationships. Her works are poetic landscapes, many deriving from the tradition of abstractions produced by meditations on nature, a tradition which encompasses the painters of the Sung Dynasty as well as modernist, John Marin and abstract expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler.
Throughout her academic career, Hall painted and exhibited her work, most notably at the Betty Parsons Gallery. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Childe Hassam Purchase award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977, her work can be found in museum collections such as the Greenville Museum, the Hudson River Museum, the Montclair Art Museum and New York University, among others.
Hall died on April 17, 2017.