Linda Bierds. Courtesy Bainbridge Public Library.

Linda Louise Bierds (born 1945) is an American poet and academic.


Bierds was born in Delaware. She is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Washington, where she also earned a B.A. in 1969.[1]

Her books include Flights of the Harvest Mare; The Stillness, the Dancing; Heart and Perimeter; and The Ghost Trio(Henry Holt 1994). Since 1984, her work has appeared regularly in The New Yorker. Her poems are featured in American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets (2006) and many other anthologies.

She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.[1]


Bierds has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Artist Trust Foundation of Washington, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.[2]



  • Flights of the Harvest-Mare. Boise, ID: Ahsahta Press, 1985.
  • Off the Aleutian chain (chapbook). L'Epervier Press, 1985.
  • The Stillness, the Dancing: Poems. New York: Holt, 1988.
  • Heart and Perimeter: Poems. New York: Holt, 1991.
  • Companions for the Slow Rowing (chapbook). Sea Pen Press & Paper Mill, 1991.
  • The Ghost Trio : Poems. New York: Holt, 1994.
  • The Profile Makers: Poems. New York: Holt, 1997.
  • The Seconds: Poems. New York: Putnam, 2001.
  • There. Jim Koss, 2002.[3]
  • First hand: Poems. New York: Putnam, 2005.
  • Flight: New and selected poems. New York: Putnam, 2008.
  • Roget's Illusion. New York: Putnam, 2014.[3]


  • Snaring the Flightless Birds: The legends of Maui (chapbook). Olean, NY: Allegany Mountain Press, 1982.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy the Poetry Foundation.[1]

See alsoEdit

Flight by Linda Bierds

Flight by Linda Bierds


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Linda Bierds b. 1945, Poetry Foundation. Web, May 5, 2014.
  2. Creative Writing Faculty, University of Washington. Web, May 3, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Search results = au:Linda Bierds, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 3, 2014.

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