Gettysburg Poet-in-Residence Lisa Samia



BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: Author and poet Lisa Samia, chosen as the NPAF poet-in-residence at Gettysburg National Military Park, talks about her recent visit to Gettysburg National Military Park, her writing, and Civil War-related essays and poetry collections including “The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War” and “The Nameless and the Faceless WOMEN of the Civil War.” She also recites two of her poems. Listen / Download the podcast on,,, or here on

Lisa G. Samia is an award-winning author and poet who loves American Civil War History. As a speaker, she has lectured for the Civil War Round Table Congress on John Wilkes Booth. She spent 6 years researching and writing the fictional series on John Wilkes Booth, “My Name is John Singer,” and “My Name is Mrs John Singer.” Other works include “Don’t Be Afraid of Fifty” and “The Man with the Ice Blue Eyes.” More:

Created by the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) through a unique partnership between the Poetry Foundation, National Park Service and Gettysburg Foundation, this Poets in Parks residency was designed and curated to raise the profile of poetry as a vibrant and modern way to do public art. More:

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