June 13th: Linda Lerner Returns

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On June 13th, we welcome back New York poet and Stone Soup friend Linda Lerner.

Linda Lerner was born and educated in New York City; her next full length collection will be published by New York Quarterly Books in the Spring, 2011.

She’s published thirteen collections of poetry. The most recent: Something Is Burning In Brooklyn (http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif2009, Iniquity Press/ Vendetta Books) Living In Dangerous Times (Presa Press, 2007) and City Woman (March Street Press, Fall, 2006, both Small Press Reviews’ Picks). Two previous collections also had that honor; she’s been nominated twice for a pushcart prize.

In 1995 she and Andrew Gettler began Poets on the Line, the first poetry anthology on the Net for which she received two grants. She is also a contributing editor of Home Planet News.

She’s published in the New York Quarterly, Onthebus, Louisiana Review, Paterson Literary Review, Ragged Lion Anthology, Chiron Review, Tribes, Van Gogh’s Ear, Home Planet News, New Verse News, Danse Macabre, Rusty Truck, et.al. She has given readings at the Bowery Poetry club (the Beat Hour) hosted by George Wallace, Smalls Jazz Club, Cornelia Street Cafe, and various other venues around NYC and throughout the country.