Linda Bierds

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Linda Bierds’s ninth book of poetry, Roget’s Illusion (Putnam, 2014) was longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Smithsonian, and Poetry. In addition to being awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, Bierds has received the PEN/West Poetry Prize, the Washington State Governor’s Writers Award, the Consuelo Ford Award from the Poetry Society of America, four Pushcart Prizes, the Virginia Quarterly Review’s Emily Clark Balch Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Artist Trust Foundation of Washington, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and twice from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the Grace M. Pollock Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Washington in Seattle and lives on Bainbridge Island.

Books by this author

Awards and Honors

MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

PEN/West Poetry Prize

Washington State Governor’s Writers Award

Consuelo Ford Memorial Award

Pushcart Prize

Virginia Quarterly Review’s Emily Clark Balch Poetry Prize

Artist Trust Fellowship

Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship