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Linda Joy Burke

Author's Bio

I believe that through deep, personal exploration and integration of the arts into our lives, in whatever form - "art" presents itself to us, we are able to enhance our growth and inform our knowing about ourselves and the world more completely. This allows us to heal wounds, and create a culture that bridges the best and worst of our history with the best and worst of our possible destiny. I have performed at readings sponsored by: The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, Columbia Festival of the Arts, Baltimore Book Festival, Howard County and Enoch Pratt Libraries, The National Black Women's Health Collective Conference, National Poetry Therapist Conference, The Association of Women in Psychology Conference, Common Ground on the Hill Music and Arts Festivals, Barnes & Nobles Bookstores through out Maryland, Baltimore’s Artscape, Common Ground on the Hill Music and Arts Festival.

Publications and Prizes

Gargoyle 54 (Paycock Press, 2009), Poetry For Peace (Icarus Press, 2002), Thy Mother's Glass (Wordhouse, 2000), Obsidian II: Black Literarture in Review, Volume 12 (North Carolina University Press, 1997), Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review, Volume 5 (North Carolina University Press, 1990), Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review, Vol 3 (North Carolina University Press, 1988)
Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Little Patuxent Review
Linda Joy Burke is A 2002 Distinguished Black Marylander Award recipient for Art from Towson University’s Office of Diversity and 2004 Coca Cola Company/NFAA Distinguished Teacher in the Arts nominee, and a 2004 Poetry for the People Baltimore Legacy Award recipient.

Linda Joy Burke Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Life Sentences by Laura Lippman, Gargoyle 54 by Paycock Press, When Divas Howl at the Moon by Edited by Chezia Thompson Cager, Words That Burn Within by Hilda Stern Cohen, Way Past Cool by Jess Mowry
Favorite Books:
Women Warrior; Maxine Hong Kingston We are the Ones We've Been Waiting For; Alice Walker Writing Down the Bones;Natalie Goldberg The Long Journey Home; Natalie Goldberg Bird By Bird; Anne Lamont 100 Secret Senses; Amy Tam Dream of a Common Language;Rich
Favorite Authors:
Marge Piercy, Adrienne Rich, Phillip Roth, Martin Espada, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Ferlingetti, Naomi Shihab Nye, Anne Lamont, Dickens, Poe,

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Listing last updated: December 17, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Mixed Race, Feminist
Prefers to work with:
At Risk Youth, Any
Born in:
Washington, DC
Raised in:
Washington, DC

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