Poetry. "Deena Linett's high lyric sensibility shines its dark lantern upon inevitable losses. What I treasure is the way that her poems can turn with a panther-like, predatory quickness from the beautiful to the terrible, all within the bounds of her skillfully deployed iambic line. She makes us see, hear, smell, and take delight in the places she travels through. We should be, she implicitly suggests, uber-tourists in our own extraordinary lives and see the world around us as if for the first time."—Donald O. Platt
Deena Linett was born in Boston and grew up on the Gulf coast of Florida. She has lived in New Jersey where for many years she taught at Montclair State University. She lives now in Indiana. Her essays and short fiction appear in a variety of little magazines and two novels, published in the '80s, won small national contests. A third novel, What Winter Means, has won the Grassic Short Novel Prize and will appear in 2017. In addition to fellowships to The Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators on Gotland, she has twice been resident at Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers outside Edinbugh, and twice a Yaddo Fellow.
Author City: WEST LAFAYETTE, IN USA