Lisa G. Samia
Lisa G. Samia is an Award-Winning Poet & Author who researches, writes, and lectures on American Civil War History. Her latest accomplishments are being selected as the National Parks Arts Foundation’s Artist in Residence for Gettysburg National Battlefield Park 2020 & National Parks Service’s Artist in Residence for Manassas National Battlefield Park 2021, both for her Civil War Poetry.
Her works include “The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War,” a collection of 28 poems and 28 essays on the historical representations of Civil War events through the rhyme and narrative of poetry. It was released in April 2018 and endorsed by Eric Swanson, the NYT best-selling co-author of “The Joy of Living.” “The Nameless and the Faceless Women of the Civil War,” a collection of 28 poems and 28 essays, was released in April 2021 and also endorsed by Eric Swanson. Lisa's latest book released May 2023 "The Nameless and the Faceless of the Civil War Gettysburg, Manassas & More" is a captivating addition following the success of the first two books in The Nameless and Faceless series. Also, “The Man with the Ice Blue Eyes,” A Romantic Poetry Collection of Love and Heartache, debuted at number one on Amazon.com for Women’s Poetry in July 2016. Included in the collection are two award-winning poems from the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association.
Lisa is also an avid author and speaker on John Wilkes Booth and his sister Asia Booth Clarke. She has appeared multiple times at Tudor Hall Bel Air, MD, the Booth family home. Her recent discovery of a set of archived letters written by Asia Booth Clarke while residing in Europe provides a deeper reveal of Asia Booth Clarke. Also, a future biography of Asia Booth Clarke, her life, and her letters is Lisa's next project.
Lisa frequently lectures at literary and historical venues, notably The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House & Museum, The Civil War Interpretive Center Blenheim, The Civil War Round Table Congress, a virtual as well as in-person presentation with The American Civil War Museum, The Gettysburg Heritage Center, The Southern MD Civil War Round Table, and multiple Barnes & Noble locations.
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