Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Linda Black
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Linda Black studied Fine Art at Leeds Art College and etching at the Slade School. She ran Apollo Etching Studio in London and has exhibited widely. She is an editor of Long Poem Magazine.


the beating of wings (Hearing Eye, 2006)

Inventory (Shearsman Books, 2008)

Root (Shearsman Books, 2011)


PBS Pamphlet Choice 2006

New Writing Ventures Poetry Award 2006

Arts Council Writers Award 2007

Other publications


Entering the Tapestry ( Enitharmon, 2003)

this little stretch of life (Hearing Eye/The Poetry School, 2006)

I am Twenty People! (Enitharmon, 2007)

The Line Is Not For Turning, An Anthology of Contemporary British Prose Poetry (Cinnamon Press, 2011)


‘The ‘inventory’ is a dissection of a home, and of its inhabitants. At times the dark objects, such as coats and hangers, remind us of Louise Bourgeois’s art works — human, menacing and tragic. There is  also much (black) humour, with amusing passages on the status of lodgers, part of a general theme of habitation. I think Black is a very good writer of the modern prose poem, however you wish to define it.’ Frances Presley, Poetry Review

Shearsman Books




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