Welcome back for Part IV with Linda Simone
This month Three by Five hosted Poet Linda Simone. Linda lives in New York City with her husband. She predominantly writes poetry, but has also published essays. She is working on a novel in the Southern Gothic tradition. Her essays have appeared in Cezanne’s Carrot, Italian Americana, Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning, The Journal News, The New York Times, and on pursestories.com. Valparaiso Review published her review of poet Kevin Pilkington’s work. Her poems appear in numerous journals including Assisi, Cyclamens and Swords, and have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has been published in a number of anthologies, including: the award-winning, Cradle Songs: An Anthology of Poems on Motherhood; Lavanderia; and Wait a Minute: I Have to Take Off My Bra. Her chapbook, Cow Tippers, won the Shadow Poetry Chapbook Competition.
Two bonus questions with Linda
VAH: Three random non-writing related facts about you?
LS: I’m an amateur watercolor painter…still trying to find my visual voice.
I had a childhood imaginary friend—Anne of Green Gables.
I love bluegrass and rock-a-billy music.
VAH: If about to have your last meal, what would that be and why?
LS: Last meal: Cavatelli with Broccoli, a bottle of red, followed by Red Velvet Cake, vanilla ice cream, and a cup of Earl Grey tea with milk—and it better be Twinnings!
Why? Because in my next life, I may come back as a dog, hopefully a well-loved one, so I’ll probably be eating Kibble and Bits.
Below find a sampling of her work:
“Berkeley Pond,” essay in Cezanne’s Carrot.
Five poems in Border Hopping.
Sample poem from the chapbook, Cow Tippers.
Linda on the web:
Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn.
Introducing Linda Simone. Linda Simone Part I. Part II. Part III.
Thank you Linda Simone for visiting Three by Five this month.
3 responses to “Linda Simone Part IV”
Linda’s comments — whether talking about her own writing or critiquing students’ work — are always so precise and down to earth. No wonder she was one of my favorite instructors at Manhattanville.
Thanks for the comment. Critique can be difficult so when someone makes it approachable (down to earth) that really helps.
How great to see my longtime friend open up to you. As always, she’s two clicks too modest but that another thing that makes her so amazing. Lou Spirito