Poetry. Winner of the 2009 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Contest. "The meditative, quiet beauty of Linda Dove's IN DEFENSE OF OBJECTS helps defend the reader against all sorts of daily blindnesses. Although there are lovely poems here about art, Dove leads us to see the ordinary material world, too, as shaped and heightened. 'Until memory is allocated, objects do not exist,' says a computer science document quoted here, and many of Dove's poems will now be allocated to my memory. Not least of the objects worth defending, this poet shows, are words themselves, which she employs with subtlety, wit, and depth of feeling"--Mary Jo Salter.
Linda Dove retired from fifteen years of college teaching in 2004 to take up ranching in Skull Valley, Arizona. She holds a PhD in Renaissance literature and taught most recently at Prescott College and Yavapai College in Arizona, where she briefly directed the creative writing program. Poems have appeared in Diner, The Antigonish Review, Harpur Palate, and Clackamas Literary Review, and have won several awards, including the 2005 Stephen Dunn Award and the 2001 Alice Longan Award for a collection inspired by the American Southwest. She recently moved with her husband and daughter to Altadena, California. Author City: ALTADENA, CA USA