Linda Bierds

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Linda Louise Bierds (born 1945 in Delaware) is an American poet and professor of English and creative writing at the University of Washington, where she also received her B.A. in 1969.[1]

Her books include Flights of the Harvest Mare; The Stillness, the Dancing; Heart and Perimeter; and The Ghost Trio (Henry Holt 1994). Since 1984, her work has appeared regularly in The New Yorker. Her poems are featured in American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets (2006) and many other anthologies. She lives on Bainbridge Island.[2]

Awards[edit]

She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, Artist Trust and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 1998, she was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship "genius" grant. 2011, she received an honorary degree in Doctor of Letters from Oglethorpe University.[3]

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List of poems[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
Meriwether and the magpie 2005 "Meriwether and the magpie". Blackbird. 4 (2). Fall 2005. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
Vespertilio Susan Aizenberg, Erin Belieu and Jeremy Countryman, eds. (2001). The extraordinary tide : new poetry by American women. New York: Columbia UP. 
Burning the fields Roger Weingarten and Richard Higgerson, eds. (2003). Poets of the new century : an anthology. 2nd ed. Jaffrey, NH: David R. Godine, Publisher. pp. 15–17. 
The lacemaker's condenser Roger Weingarten and Richard Higgerson, eds. (2003). Poets of the new century : an anthology. 2nd ed. Jaffrey, NH: David R. Godine, Publisher. pp. 17–18. 
The suicide of Clover Adams: 1885 Roger Weingarten and Richard Higgerson, eds. (2003). Poets of the new century : an anthology. 2nd ed. Jaffrey, NH: David R. Godine, Publisher. pp. 18–19. 
On reflection : Michael Faraday 2013 "On reflection : Michael Faraday". The Atlantic. 311 (5): 65. June 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?%7CPoetry Foundation page on Linda Bierds also includes texts of several poems and a reading guide.id=81728
  2. ^ http://www.seattlepi.com/books/bier20.shtml
  3. ^ "Honorary Degrees Awarded by Oglethorpe University". Oglethorpe University. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 

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