Linda Lerner


Author's Bio

Linda Lerner was born and educated in New York City; New York Quarterly Books published her most recent collection, Yes, the Ducks Were Real, 2015, as well as her previous collection, Takes Guts and Years Sometimes (2011) She’s previously published thirteen collections of poetry: her most recent chapbook, Ding Dong the Bell Pussy in the Well (poems taking off on nursery rhymes) illustrated by Donna Kerness (Lummox Press, 2014; a few others are, Something Is Burning In Brooklyn (2009, Iniquity Press/ Vendetta Books) Living In Dangerous Times (Presa Press, 2007) and City Woman (March Street Press, Fall, 2006, both Small Press Reviews’ Picks). Two previous collections also had that honor; she’s been nominated twice for a pushcart prize. In 1995 she and Andrew Gettler began Poets on the Line, ( the first poetry anthology on the Net for which she received two grants. She’s published in the New York Quarterly, Onthebus, Louisiana Review, Paterson Literary Review, Ragged Lion Anthology, Chiron Review, Danse Macabre, Gargoyle 64, Van Gogh’s Ear, Home Planet News, New Verse News, Gutter Eloquence, Rusty Truck, She has read widely across the United States She can be heard reading for indifeed at Scroll down to archives, and then click on September 2006-- To hear her reading three poems taped at Tribes….and at on --new site for poetry vlog; (archives, September 2006) Linda Lerner also teaches English at New York City College of Technology and BMCC.

Publications and Prizes

Because You Can't I will
(Pudding House Publications, 2005)
, A Koan For Samsara
(Ibbetson Street Press, 2003)
, Anytimeblues
(Ye Olde Fonte Shoppe, 1999)
, City Woman
(March Street Press, 2006)
, Ding dong The Bell Pussy in the Well
(Lummox Press, 2014)
, Greatest Hits: 1989-2002
(Pudding House Publications, 2002)
, Living In Dangerous Times
(Presa :S: Press, 2007)
, No Earthly Sense Gets It Right
(Lummox Press, 2001)
, Takes Guts and Years Sometimes
(NYQ Books, 2011)
, The Bowery And Other Poems
(March Street Press, 2004)
, Yes, the Ducks Were Real
(NYQ Books, 2015)
Chance Of A Ghost
(Helicon Nine Editions, 2005)
, Ragged Lion
(Vagabond Press, 1999)
Big Hammer, Big Scream, Black Bear Review, Blue Collar Review, Danse Macabre, Home Planet News, Louisiana Review, The New York Quarterly, On the Bus, Paterson Literary Review, Rattle, The Brooklyn Voice

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