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Linda J. Clifton

Author's Bio

Linda Clifton, Seattle, Washington, served as K-12 Director of the Puget Sound Writing Project at the University of Washington where she earned her PhD in medieval literature in 1989. Clifton, an experienced teacher and independent editor, offers workshops on the teaching of writing and on writing to learn across the curriculum. Clifton founded Crab Creek Review and was a guest editor for Hedgebrook Journal. Her poetry has appeared in a number of little magazines including Drash and Calyx, and in Shadowmarks from award-winning Blue Begonia Press. Her chapbook, Painting the Face of G-d, explores the relationship between making art and connecting with the spiritual. Read samples of her work at www.clifton-consulting.com

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press, 2005), Gypsy Dress in the Holocaust Museum (NWP e-Anthology, 2003), Moon (Crab Creek Review, 1994)
Journals:
Blue Begonia Press, Calyx, Drash, Gold Dust, NWP Voice, Tinderbox

Linda J. Clifton Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
A Pigeon & A Boy by Meir Shalev, The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Favorite Books:
O Western Wind; How Does a Poem Mean; Sir Gawain & the Green Knight; Hamlet; House on Mango Street
Favorite Authors:
AS Byatt; Primo Levi; Margaret Atwood; Denise Levertov; Amos Oz

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: June 15, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Brooklyn, NY
Raised in:
Balboa, CZ, Rep de Panama

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