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 & Prizes

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

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Last update: Jul 25, 2016