Author of Poetry & Fiction
Poetry & Fiction
To understand who I am I’ve embarked on a long examination of all that I’ve come from. My work springs out of the legacies passed down from my ancestors through many generations of my family.
Writing projects involve research along a winding path, one discovery leading to another to form serendipitous connections. My work is also narrative in nature since stories bring experiences alive and touch on universal themes that resonate in deepening and widening circles.
Linda Strever’s poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. Winner of the Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize and a Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has been a finalist for the New Issues Poetry Prize, the Levis Poetry Prize, the Ohio State University Press Award in Poetry, and the Eludia Award in fiction.
She has an MFA from Brooklyn College, has worked as a proofreader, editor, graphic artist, teacher, trainer and mediator, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Don't Look Away
What if the forces behind events are not as they appear? The three stories in this lyrical novel, linked by images, juxtapositions, and an enigmatic character named Thomas, examine the unexplainable influences that redefine lives.
Reimagining the experiences of historical figures and using family stories, the author creates a larger story set in different eras that span the 20th Century, exploring sudden and enduring transformations set in motion by chance encounters.
Against My Dreams, An Immigrant's Story
This collection of poems is written in the voice of the author’s grandmother, the daughter of a man who refuses to believe the earth is round. Born in 1894 in a tiny farm district in the mountains of Norway, she follows her older sister to New York City, a remarkable contrast to the landscape of her childhood.
An exploration of an immigrant’s life, this is a piece of the American story. It’s also the story of a particular woman, marginalized by gender, national origin, mental illness, and social class, who weaves Old Country wisdom with her unique practicality and hard-won truth.
Auguries of Things to Come
What were the indigenous beliefs and traditional ways of life of Old Europe? How can descendants of European immigrants create a relationship with the lands of their origins and honor those who lived there long before them?
This fictional collection of narrative poetry and short prose, inspired by the author’s ancestral heritage and historical events, tells a powerful story about how the living land provides and what survives through generations across time and place.