Linda Dove


Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

Linda Dove is a poet, a critic, a professor, and a mother. She holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature and is the author of In Defense of Objects (Bear Star Press, winner of the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Award, 2009), O Dear Deer, (Squall Publishing, winner of the Eudaimonia Poetry Review Chapbook Prize, 2011), This Too (Tebot Bach, winner of the Clockwise Chapbook Award, 2017), and Fearn (Cooper Dillon Books, 2019). Poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and were a finalist for the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America. She lives with her teenager on the eastern edge of Los Angeles, where she is on the faculty of Woodbury University in Burbank and does manuscript editing for local authors. She is the founding editor of MORIA Literary Magazine.

Publications & Prizes

Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Beyond Baroque Books, 2015)
In Defense of Objects (Bear Star Press, 2009)
Fearn (Cooper Dillon Books, 2019)
This Too (Tebot Bach, 2017)
O Dear Deer, (Squall Publishing, 2011)
Prizes won: 

Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Book Award (2009), Eudaimonia Poetry Review Chapbook Award (2011), Clockwise Chapbook Award (2016), Stephen Dunn Award in Poetry (2005), Alice Longan Award (2001).

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Lucie Brock-Broido, Hala Alyan, Heeduk Ra, Sarah Vap, Monica Youn, Rickey Laurentiis, Maggie Nelson, Aracelis Girmay, Lisa Olstein
What I'm reading now: 
Wilder by Claire Wahmanholm

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Born in: 
Berkeley, CA
Raised in: 
Columbia, MD
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Last update: Mar 26, 2022