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Full Name: Linda Lerner
Biography:
Linda Lerner's poetry has its roots in an unhappy Brooklyn childhood, in the blues. She lives in New York City & is the author of six collections of poetry. Her collections include Anytimeblues (Ye Olde Font Shoppe Press, 1999), No Earthly Sense Gets it Right, (Lummox Press, 2000, nominated for a Pushcart Prize). Her interview with Hayden Carruth appeared in the 50th issue of The New York Quarterly; one with Robert Peters is in the 51st issue of Chiron Review. She has also reviewed poetry collections for Home Planet News, as well as other publications. For 5 years she edited a semi annual on-line anthology, Poets-on-The-Line http://www.echonyc.com/~poets - which she co-founded with Andrew Gettler in 1995. Nos. 6 & 7 (1997 / 98 ) Vietnam Veterans / Poets was the recipient of a 1997 Puffin Foundation Grant & Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant. With the double Millennium issue (Jan. 2000) Poets on the line ceased publishing on a regular basis. The anthology can still be accessed on-line. Linda Lerner's poems have appeared in hundreds of journals, including The New York Quarterly, Home Planet News, Bouillabaisse, Rattle, Slipstream, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Ragged Lion Anthology & Chiron Review. In the last few years she has given featured readings at the Knitting Factory & other venues in New York City, as well as throughout the tri state & New England area, including reading at the tribute to 30 years Beat & Bohemian influences (arts Festival at Cherry Valley--8/7--8/98. Other featured readings include: Stone Soup Poets (Boston) , the Maple Leaf Bar, (New Orleans), Above Paradise (San Francisco) & reading at the North Beach Fair in SF (June 2000), & Beyond Baroque (LA, Calif.) In June 2001, she will be giving readings in Chicago.
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: Any place around the Woodstock area especially, but open to anyplace easily accessible by bus or train.
Transportation: Bus or train. I don't drive.
Dates Available: I teach at a couple of colleges, part time, so generally on vacations, weekends in or around Woodstock, or in August & Friday through Sunday in July.--varies.
Fees: Negotiable, but absolute minimum is $100-$150 plus travel, lodging, & meals.
Contact Information: Email: lindalerner@hotmail.com
Author's Timeline:
1999 (Unknown) County
Anytimeblues
(Pub: Ye Olde Font Shoppe Press, PO Box 8328, New Haven, Connecticut 06530. ISBN: 1-889289-36-1)
Collection of poetry. 
1998 (Unknown) County
New & Selected Poems
(Pub: Ye Olde Font Shoppe Press. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
2001 (Unknown) County
No Earthly Sense Gets it Right
(Pub: Lummox Press, PO Box 5301, San Pedro, California 90733. ISBN: 11-929878-19-2)
Collection of poetry. 
2007 (Unknown) County
Living In Dangerous Times
(Pub: Presa :S: Press. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
2006 (Unknown) County
City Woman
(Pub: March Street Press. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
2005 (Unknown) County
Because You Can't I Will
(Pub: Pudding House Publications. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
2004 (Unknown) County
The Bowery And Other Poems
(Pub: March Street Press. ISBN: )
Collectin of poetry. 
2003 (Unknown) County
A Koan For Samsara
(Pub: Ibbetson Street Press. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
2002 (Unknown) County
Greatest Hits: 1989-2002
(Pub: Pudding House Publications. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
? Kings County
Linda Lerner spent her childhood in Brooklyn, New York. 

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