Linda Joy Burke

Columbia, MD
(410) 730-2335

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)
, Obsidian II: Black Literarture in Review, Volume 12
(North Carolina University Press, 1997)
, Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review, Vol 3
(North Carolina University Press, 1988)
, Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review, Volume 5
(North Carolina University Press, 1990)
, Poetry For Peace
(Icarus Press, 2002)
, Thy Mother's Glass
(Wordhouse, 2000)
Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Little Patuxent Review ISSN: 1941-2053
Prizes Won: 
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.

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

More Information

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Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Mixed Race, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Any
Born in: 
Washington, United States
Raised in: 
Washington, DC, United States
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Last updated: Dec 17, 2009