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30 Aug16

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poetry favourites:
Worple Press
Words & Ears
Vane Women

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collections –
“A Touch on the Remote”
Worple Press;
“The Watchers”
“Ways of Returning”,
Arrowhead Press



Linda Saunders read English at Durham University, after a foundation year at art school. Her interests came together later in a career as a fine-arts journalist, and she was short-listed for the BP Arts Journalist of the Year award. Her poetry has been widely published in magazines and anthologies, including Acumen, Agenda, New Welsh Review, New Women Poets (Bloodaxe Books), Orange Coast Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Wales, Scintilla, Smiths Knoll, Stand, Tears in the Fence, The Rialto, The Warwick Review.
Linda’s first full-length collection, Ways of Returning (Arrowhead Press), was short-listed for the Jerwood Aldeburgh prize: ‘[She] applies words to subtle experiences as a painter might use paint, for their texture, balance and tone, with attention to each brush stroke’ – Philips Gross. A second collection, The Watchers, was also published by Arrowhead: ‘These poems are beautifully structured, evocative and tender, with such a strong feel for the brilliance of each minute inside passing time’ – Helen Dunmore. Her most recent collection is A Touch on the Remote (Worple Press): ‘In these skilful, lyrical, often quiet poems, Saunders shows the world cherished by our watchfulness, life lived in rapt attention’ – Carrie Etter. A pamphlet collection, She River, now out of print, was published by Vane Women Press in 1999.