Linda Gregerson received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1971, an M.A. from Northwestern University, an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She teaches American poetry and Renaissance literature at the University of Michigan, where she has also directed the M.F.A. program in creative writing.
She served as the judge for the 2008 Brittingham Prize in Poetry. Her poems are featured in American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets (2006) and many other anthologies.
- Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for Waterborne
- The Poet's Prize finalist
- Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize finalist for The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep
- Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine
- Consuelo Ford Award from the Poetry Society of America
- Isabel MacCaffrey Award from the Spenser Society of America
- 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship
- Pushcart Prize.
- "The Death Of Ananias" from "The Life Of St Peter", Poetry Review 99:4,Winter 2009
- "At the Window", Slate, Dec. 12, 2006
- "No Lion, No Moon"; "My Father Comes Back From The Grave"; "Prodigal", Reading Between A&B
- The Selvage (Houghton Mifflin, 2012)
- Magnetic North (Houghton Mifflin, 2007)
- Waterborne (Houghton Mifflin, 2002)
- The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (1996)
- Fire in the Conservatory (1982)
- Negative Capability: Contemporary American Poetry (2001)
- The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic (1995).