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]

Bibliography[edit]

Collections[edit]

  • Beasts : three short stories. University of Washington. 1971.
  • Snaring the flightless birds : the legends of Maui Allegany Mountain Press, 1982, ISBN 978-0-09-158813-7
  • Off the Aleutian chain : poetry, L'Epervier Press, 1985, ISBN 978-0-934332-44-6
  • Flights of the harvest-mare, Ahsahta Press, 1985, ISBN 978-0-916272-27-2
  • The stillness, the dancing : poems, H. Holt, 1988, ISBN 978-0-8050-0766-4
  • Heart and perimeter : poems H. Holt, 1991, ISBN 978-0-8050-1765-6
  • The ghost trio : poems H. Holt, 1994, ISBN 9780805034868
  • The profile makers : poems Henry Holt, 1997, ISBN 978-0-8050-5536-8
  • The seconds : poems G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2001, ISBN 9780399147869
  • There : Suzzallo Library, University of Washington, November 2002 (2002)
  • First hand : poems, Penguin Group, 2005, ISBN 978-0-399-15261-0
  • Flight : new and selected poems. 2008.

List of poems[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
The weathervanes 1996 "The weathervanes". The Atlantic Monthly. 278 (2): 74. August 1996.
Meriwether and the magpie 2005 "Meriwether and the magpie". Blackbird. 4 (2). Fall 2005.
Vespertilio Susan Aizenberg, Erin Belieu and Jeremy Countryman, eds. (2001). The extraordinary tide : new poetry by American women. New York: Columbia UP.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
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.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
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.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
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.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
On reflection : Michael Faraday 2013 "On reflection : Michael Faraday". The Atlantic. 311 (5): 65. June 2013.

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. Archived from the original on 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2015-03-04.

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