Linda McCauley Freeman

POET, TEACHER, AUTHOR, WRITER, CREATOR
Available for Readings & Workshops

BWP Publishes
Linda McCauley Freeman’s
Second Poetry Collection:

The Marriage Manual

Available On Amazon & IN PERSON AT BOOK SIGNINGS! SEE SCHEDULE

 

 

BOOK LAUNCH SCHEDULE

Poetry Reading 

Sunday, June 9, 4pm Reading along with Ulster Poet Laureate Kate Hymes, Stone Dock Golf Course Clubhouse, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls, NY (open bar & cafe)

Wednesday, June 26, 7-8pm Reading & Open mic, Elting Library, 92 Main St, New Paltz, NY

Thursday, June 27, 7-8pm Reading & Open mic, Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Rt 9W, Marlboro, NY

Sunday, June 30, 2pm Poetry Barn, 1693 Rt 28A, West Hurley, NY

READ MY WORK!
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Featured USA Poet in THE POET MAGAZINE

THREE POEMS FOR A NEW WORLD in New World Writing Quarterly

IMAGINE SEEING in Headlight Review

THE THINGS I WOULD SAVE in Wordpeace

PAJAMA in Lightwood Press

THE QUEEN TALKS TO HER MIRROR in Sunlight Press

ANCIENT in Sylvia Magazine

IN PRINT:

“Blondie” and “Dagwood” and Dick Tracy” and Nancy Drew” and “Peanuts” all published in MOSS PIGLET

“STILL LIFE” in Tomorrow & Tomorrow Birth Issue, 2022

“Witness” in Popshot Quarterly

IN THE NEWS

JUST IN! My poem “Simmering” received honorable mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest 2024!

Check out an excerpt from my book featured on BLOOM

Reader Review:

“Linda McCauley Freeman has given us a poetic journey filled with intimate moments, sharp observations, and unforgettable imagery. Warm, wise, sometimes funny, often poignant, her narrative poems deftly marry craft and accessibility, as she chronicles both the bright and dark places of family life from youth to adulthood, never losing the thread of tenderness and compassion. A wonderful, satisfying read, and a truly impressive debut.”

THE FAMILY PLOT: Poems

Backroom Window Press, 2022

In this, her first full-length collection of poems, Linda McCauley Freeman tells the story of an American girlhood spent in a large and boisterous family that is sometimes dysfunctional, sometimes dangerous. The Family Plot is part memoir, part survival history, with plenty of space for a heroic portrait of the materfamilias, described in the title of one poem as “My Italian Catholic Human Rights Commissioner Mother” who even as she descends into dementia rises mightily from her chair. Rises mightily, one might add, in these poems as one focus of meaning amidst this rich complexity of personality over which the poet’s keen intelligence broods with an objectivity not devoid of kindness and deep affection. “I will remind her who she is/every time she forgets,” McCauley Freeman writes, and again, “It’s not that I can’t remember/her face, a kaleidoscope/of pictures. . . .”

BIO

Linda McCauley Freeman is the author of the full-length poetry collections The Marriage Manual (BWP, 2024) and The Family Plot (Backroom Window Press, 2022) and has been widely published in international journals, including in a Chinese translation. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2022. Recently she was the featured poet in The Poet Magazine, and appeared in Delta Poetry Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, and won Grand Prize in StoriArts’Maya Angelou poetry contest, and honorable mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. She received a grant from Arts MidHudson and was selected for Poets Respond to Art 2020, 2021 2022 and 2024 shows. She was a three-time winner in the Talespinners Short Story contest judged by Michael Korda. She has an MFA from Bennington College and is the former poet-in-residence of the Putnam Arts Council. She lives in the Hudson Valley, NY.

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