Friday, December 19, 2008
Linda Frank grew up in Montreal but has lived in Hamilton since 1977. She holds a BA from McGill and an MA in Sociology from McMaster. She is an executive member of the Hamilton Poetry Centre and is presently the Coordinator of the General Arts and Science Program at Mohawk College in Hamilton where she also teaches social science. She attended the Sage Hill Poetry Colloquium in 1998 and the Banff Writing Studio in 2008. Linda has won several poetry contests and a Hamilton and Region Arts Council Award. She has published three chapbooks: Taste the Silence; ...It Takes A Train To Cry; and Orpheus Descending. Her first full collection of poetry, Cobalt Moon Embrace came out in 2002. Her most recent book Kahlo: The World Split Open (from Buschek Books) is a poetic reflection on the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo who broke ground for women painters in much the way Sylvia Plath or Anne Sexton broke ground for female poets.