Linda Dove


Los Angeles, CA
California US

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), Fearn (Cooper Dillon Books, 2019), and Switchfish (Gatehouse, 2023). 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 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 faculty 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: 

Miju Poetry & Poetics American Literary Award (2024), HeartWood Poetry Prize (2023), Sweet Lit Poetry Prize (2023), Clockwise Chapbook Award (2016), Eudaimonia Poetry Review Chapbook Award (2011), Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Book Award (2009), 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: 
From From by Monica Youn, Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency by Chen Chen, Judas Goat by Gabrielle Bates, Trouble Funk by Douglas Manuel

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Born in: 
Berkeley, CA
Raised in: 
Columbia, MD
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Last update: Feb 11, 2024