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BIO/Writer's CV

Linda is an award-winning poet, lyric essayist and creative non-fiction writer, and a writer of the occasional short story. She has published in a number of literary journals and magazines, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.



uttered words: to blast, bless, consummate, declare, disclose, express, to mouth and mutter, to whisper - I, a poet.

Leonard Cohen said "Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash".

Poems are my keepsakes, my touchstones. With uttered words, I know succulence - mellow and moist. I know playfulness on the tongue, and breath of word deep in the gut. I know there is as much to say in the negative space - the silence - as what passes through the lips.


flowing words: I am in the discipline of words,of utterances; of finding the beauty and the flow and the soul in words. I use words as music, as movement, to create visual plains of colour, and of nuance. Words to cause the gasping intake of breath (of wind) that then blows into my mind and out of my ears with a gust - telling me in whispers of secrets and wonders. I am in the discipline of making words . . . . Speak.

Writer CV

Writing Awards


  • Third Prize, Cecilia Lamont Literary Prize, poem “Covenant”

  • Distinguished Writer Award in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal’s international “Portraits” competition 2015 (short story)

  • Gold Prize Winner in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal’s international  “Figures” competition 2013 (short story)

  • Honorable Mention in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal’s international “Dark” competition 2013 (short story)

Public Readings


  • November 22, 2017 Surrey & White Rock Writers, White Rock, British Columbia

  • September 20, 2017 Tri-City Writers Read, Leigh Square Centre for the Arts, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

  • June 20, 2017 Golden Ears Writer Reading Event, The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

  • March 24, 2017 Writers in Our Midst, Gallery Bistro, Port Moody, British Columbia

  • May 16, 2016 Writers in Our Midst, Gallery Bistro, Port Moody, British Columbia

  • March 27, 2015 Writers International Network Literary Festival, Richmond, British Columbia

Writing Activities and Memberships


  • Member, Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia (Writer’s Council member)

  • member, League of Canadian Poets

  • member, Canadian Authors

  • member, Creative Non-Fiction Collective

  • member, Golden Ears Writers

  • former member, Royal City Literary Arts Society 

  • former member, Federation of BC Writers



  • "Dark", Sky Island Journal, Winter 2020 Non-fiction

  • "Loving Monsters", Sky Island Journal, Winter 2019 Non-fiction

  • “Kissing Rabbits”, Sky Island Journal, Summer 2018   Non-Fiction

  • “Listen”, Sky Island Journal, Spring 2018   Poem

  • “Stone, Beloved”, Sky Island Journal, Winter 2018   Poem

  • “Star Grass & Bowman’s Root”, Sky Island Journal, Fall 2017   Non-Fiction

  • “Place of Ocean: Tides and Heartbeats”; “Place of First Communion with Bay & Kayak”;  Poetic Inquiry, Enchantment of Place, Eds. Sameshima, Fidyk, James, & Leggo. Vernon Press 2017   Poems

  • “When . . . on the Prairie #1”;  “When . . . on the Prairie #2;  “When . . . on the Prairie #3; Sky Island Journal, Summer 2017   Poems

  •  “Old Trucks & Prairie Songs”, Sky Island Journal, Summer 2017   Non-Fiction

  • “Carnival”, The Creative Truth Non-Fiction Journal, Volume 2, 2016   Non-Fiction

  • “The Letter”, Snapping Twig Journal, July 2015   Short Story

  • “Not That Kind of Daughter”, Unbroken Journal, May/June 2015   Non-Fiction

  • “Stars Like Dandelion Seeds Scatter and Fall”, American Aesthetic: A Quarterly Journal of English Language Poetry, Spring 2015   Poem

  •  “Watching My Mother Die” Distinguished Writer, ArtAscent Journal, February 2015   Poem

  • “Watching My Mother Die,” Hermeneutic Chaos, May 2014   Poem

  • "Rooted in Surrender”;  “Ode to a Strawberry”; “Bees Drink the Sky Off the Surface of the Water”; But you are not like river stones. . .; Bricolage Magazine of Independent Arts & Culture, Issue #3, 2013   Poems

  • “Drawings of Sara”, Gold Prize Winner, ArtAscent Journal, October 2013   Short Story

  • “Fear of Drowning”, Honorable Mention, ArtAscent Journal November 2013   Short Story

  • “The Repetitive Nature of Drowning”, Sassafras Literary Magazine, September 2013   Short Story

  • “Prairie Prayer” (excerpt)- The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature #60,2013   Poem (long)

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