• BOBBIE LEE LOVELL

    is a creative professional specializing in graphic design and print production — with a complementary passion for writing.

  • About Bobbie and Her Work

    Bobbie’s proficiencies at visual and written communications have brought value to clients and colleagues throughout her career. She brings a blend of soft and technical skills, including a solid background in print and expanding knowledge of digital media.

    Career

    For the past 15+ years, Bobbie Lee Lovell has worked in the marketing department of an insurance company that employs a unique affinity-based strategy. There, she serves as an in-house graphic designer and branding resource, and she sometimes writes or edits copy. Additionally, Bobbie works with vendors to maintain print collateral inventories for internal print and mail centers. She has produced materials ranging from postcards to internet ads to billboards.

     

    During her career, Bobbie has implemented the brand guidelines of organizations including several FORTUNE 500® companies. She recently played a key role in her employer’s rebranding initiative following its sale to a new corporate parent.

     

    Bobbie’s professional experience also includes numerous freelance graphic design projects and over five years on the creative staff of a paid-circulation consumer magazine, Log Home Design Ideas.

     

    Bobbie received a BA degree and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, where she studied art, graphic communications and creative writing.

    Beyond Career

    Bobbie’s poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies, including From Everywhere A Little: A Migration Anthology and Bards Against Hunger: Wisconsin Edition. She belongs to the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, co-coordinates the Poetry Unlocked reading series in Appleton, WI, and gives readings.

     

    Bobbie’s poetry honors include Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. She won The Mill: A Place for Writers’ 2020 Janet Dee Wullner-Faiss Memorial Prize for Poetry, and she placed in two categories of the 2016 WFOP Triad Prize. Her chapbook, Proposition at the Walk-In Infinity Chamber, was published in 2017 by Finishing Line Press.

     

    Bobbie’s nature photographs are the result of converging passions for visual art and hiking. A few have been published in Blue Heron Review.

  • Proposition at the Walk-In Infinity Chamber

    ISBN 978-1635342666 published by Finishing Line Press

    Proposition at the Walk-In Infinity Chamber cover image

    Bobbie Lee Lovell’s first poetry chapbook is about relationships, decision-making and resilience. Pivotal moments from dating to divorce are infused with ekphrastic (visual art) and speculative (science fiction/fantasy) elements.

    Throughout the book, the theme of “the edge” recurs. Several poems describe the precarious beauty found at great heights. Others present “the edge” as a metaphorical line between despair and hope, union and separation.

    This book is especially for art lovers, hikers, dreamers and anyone who seeks healing and growth.
     

    Read Mary C. Rowin’s review of Proposition at the Walk-In Infinity Chamber in Portage Magazine.

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  • Poetry Online

    Follow these links to read some of Bobbie’s published poems.

    Winter Candy • Eggshells

    ArtAsPoetryAsArt:

    A Collaboration of Poets and Artists

    The Healing

    Blue Heron Review Issue 8: Summer 2017 – The Healing Issue

    Prayer at a Cliff’s Edge

    Blue Heron Review Issue 6: Summer 2016

    At the summit

    Verse-Virtual 2.9

    Mothership

    Star*Line 38.2

    Generation Gap

    Verse Wisconsin 112

    My Son Describes the KKK Video He Saw During His Field Trip to the Museum

    Mobius: The Journal of Social Change 27.1

  • Contact Form

    Feel free to reach out. Bobbie does take on new projects — but rarely, due to ongoing commitments. She may be available to give online poetry readings during the pandemic. And she’d of course be happy to sell you a signed chapbook. Thank you for your interest!