Linda Simone

Poet

San Antonio, TX 78209

Author's Bio

My first full-length collection, The River Will Save Us, is forthcoming from Aldrich Press, an imprint of Kelsay Books. My essay about the process of writing “Tea House of the Texas Moon,” one of the lynchpin poems in The River Will Save Us, is forthcoming in the anthology, Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets, from Black Lawrence Press.

Poetry is meant to take on a life off the page; I’ve been lucky to have poems included in several art installations in San Antonio, and see them illustrated by young artists for public bus cards in San Antonio, TX and Norwalk, CT. I’m honored to have work been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, “Stations of the Cross,” a 15-poem sequence published in the anthology, Alternatives to Surrender.

When not writing poetry, I enjoy watercolor painting. One of my paintings appears on the cover of Archeology.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Enchantment of the Ordinary (Mutabilis Press, 2019)
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Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New Poets (Black Lawrence Press, 2019)
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Poets to Come: A Poetry Anthology / Walt Whitman’s Bicentennial (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2019)
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The Practicing Poet (Terrapin Books, 2018)
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Love Poem Anthology (Poeming Pigeons, 2017)
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Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press, 2017)
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Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (Dos Gatos Press, 2016)
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The Crafty Poet II (Terrapin Books, 2016)
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The Crafty Poet I (Wind Publications, 2014)
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Radical Dislocations (Chupa Cabra House, 2014)
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Avanti Popolo: Italian-Americas Sail Beyond Columbus (Manic D Press, 2008)
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Alternatives to Surrender (Plain View Press, 2007)
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en(compass) (Yuganta Press, 2005)
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Let the Poets Speak (Arts & Culture Committee, Town of Greenburgh, 2005)
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Poems About Mother & Fathers, Daughters & Sons (PoetWorks Press, 2000)
Books:
The River Will Save Us (Kelsay Books, 2018)
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Cow Tippers (Shadow Press, 2006)
Chapbook:
Archeology (Flutter Press, 2014)
Journals: ,
Cezanne's Carrot
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Cyclamens and Swords
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Italian Americana
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Midnight Mind
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Octavo
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Perspectives
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Philadelphia Poets
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Review Americana
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Subterranean Blue Poetry
Prizes won: 

One of 30 poems selected to have work selected for San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebration (2018).

Two poems selected selected for San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero’s signature poetry/art installation project.

Selected for the Pulitzer Remix National Poetry Month initiative. Created 30 found poems based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, as source.

Pushcart Prize nomination for 15-poem sequence, "Stations of the Cross," in the anthology, Alternatives to Surrender.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Tijuana Book of the Dead by Luis Alberto Urrea

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, Seniors, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Mount Vernon, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Tuckahoe, NY
New York
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Last update: Jan 15, 2019