Worth A Thousand Words
"I write poetry in order to live more fully."
Linda M. Fischer, a Philadelphia area poet, made her debut in Fine Gardening magazine in June, 2001, with a narrative poem about long-distance gardening for her mother in Beacon, NY. Since then, her poetry has appeared in a variety of literary magazines: Atlanta Review, the Aurorean, Avocet, Bellowing Ark, BoomerLitMag, ByLine, Chiron Review, Cicada, Hotel Amerika, Ibbetson Street, Iodine Poetry Journal, Josephine Quarterly, Mad Poets Review, Mobius, Muddy River Poetry Review, Nerve Cowboy, Philadelphia Poets, Poetry East, Poetry Porch, Potomac Review, Roanoke Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Slant (A Journal of Poetry), String Poet, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse-Virtual, Voices de la Luna, The Weekly Avocet, Wilderness House Literary Review, The Worcester Review, and others.
Raccoon Afternoons, her first published collection, was a finalist in the 2006 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition held by Finishing Line Press. They have recently published Glory, her second chapbook. Two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she was a winner of Atlanta Review's 2010 International Poetry contest, a merit award winner in 2013 and 2015, and a finalist in 2014 & 2016.