Linda Eve Diamond is a 2019 recipient of a a Dancing Poetry Grand Prize Award from Artists Embassy International "for exceptional poetry that inspires dance and for furthering intercultural understanding and peace through the universal language of the arts."
Her poetry, flash fiction, and photographs have been published by numerous literary journals and transformed into a performance piece by the Poetic Dance Theater Company. She's been a featured reader at book stores, coffee shops, art galleries, wine bars, classrooms, and conferences.
POETRY & FLASH: Encore: Prize Poems 2019 • Encore: Prize Poems 2018 • Your Daily Poem • Grey Sparrow Journal • Snow Jewel • High Shelf Press • Leaping Clear • The RavensPerch • Sleet Magazine • Flash Fiction Friday • FlashFlood • Spank the Carp • Nightingale & Sparrow • Poets Reading the News • Tuck Magazine • The Write Place at the Write Time • Cadence • Peralta Press • Swans Commentary • Quantum Tao • & others
PHOTOGRAPHY: A Cloud a Day by Gavin Pretor-Pinney: 365 Skies from the Cloud Appreciation Society (Pavilion Books Company, 2019) • Gravel Magazine • Grey Sparrow Journal • Spank the Carp • Cadence • The Westfield Leader • The Hollywood Gazette • The Cloud Appreciation Society Website • & others
ARTICLES & ESSAYS: The Vocabula Review • Enterprising Women • The Hollywood Gazette • Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln: A Commemorative Collage (Pen Women Press, 2009) • an American Society of Journalists & Authors anthology • Sixty Candles: Reflections on Writing Life (ASJAPress, 2008) & others
EDUCATIONAL & BUSINESS BOOKS: E-Z Spelling (Barron's Educational Series, 2011) • Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements (McGraw-Hill, 2010) • Perfect Phrases for Sales Presentations (McGraw-Hill, 2009) • Perfect Phrases for Building Strong Teams (McGraw-Hill, 2007) • Rule #1: Stop Talking (A Guide to Listening, 2007) • TABE Level A Verbal Workbook, 1st Ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2011 ) • Team Building that Gets Results (Sourcebooks, 2007) • Executive Writing: American Style (Apocryphile Press, 2007) • Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees (McGraw-Hill, 2005, 2010)
BUSINESS, EDUCATIONAL, & TECHNICAL WRITER: With a fifteen-year background in the corporate training industry, Linda has written and delivered materials for interpersonal communication, listening skills, business writing, English as a Second Language, and Basic Skills courses. Additional writing projects have included ghost-writing, writing technical manuals for the telecommunications industry, and more.
BUSINESS & EDUCATIONAL BOOK EDITOR: Linda has edited and updated numerous books for Barron's Educational Series. She also worked on series editing projects for Pearson Education and Steck-Vaughn.
POETRY BOOK EDITOR & CONTEST CONTENT CREATOR: For the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS), Linda served as an editor of The Blackberry Peach Poetry Awards 2017, a book produced to showcase contest winners. As this was the competition's inaugural year, she also worked with the founder on guidelines, artwork, process, promotion, and both print and online presentations of the winning poems.
POETRY JUDGE & CONTEST CO-CHAIR: In 2018, Linda served as a judge for the Flagler County Art League's Annual Poetry Competition and, since then, has served as the contest co-chair with FCAL Poetry Chair, Stephanie Salkin.
POETRY CONTEST SPONSOR: With an interest in listening and listening-themed poetry, Linda created and sponsors a "Listening" category as part of Florida State Poets Association's annual contests.
NEWSLETTER EDITOR & WEBMASTER: Linda served as newsletter editor for The International Listening Association and as webmaster and social media coordinator for Florida State Poets Association.
CORPORATE TRAINER & PROFESSOR: In addition to writing corporate training material, she taught several business writing and communication courses. She also briefly taught writing and developmental reading as an adjunct professor at Middlesex County College in New Jersey.
ADDITIONAL WEBSITE PROJECTS: With an interest in promoting the art and skill of listening and celebrating the value of picture books, Linda created the Websites Listeners Unite (est. 2006) and The Beauty of Picture Books (est. 2010).
• Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry Award - Grand Prize - 2019
• Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry Award - First Place - 2019
• Al Laster Memorial Award (National Federation of State Poetry Societies) - 2019
• New York Poetry Forum Award (NFSPS) - 2018
• Land of Enchantment Award (NFSPS) - 2018
• National Federation of State Poetry Societies Citation - 2016
• Flagler County Art League’s People’s Choice Poetry Award - 2016
• Gargiulo Art Foundation’s “Art in Public Places” Poetry Award - 2016
• Spank the Carp Journal Annual Poetry Award - 2016
• Grand View "Merit" Poetry Award, League of Minnesota Poets - 2016
• Forbes Library Book Spine Poetry Award - 2013
• Coffee House Press Poetry Award - 2002
LISTENING & EDUCATION:
• International Listening Association (ILA) President’s Award (2008)
• International Listening Association (ILA) Listening in the Business Sector Award (2008)
• New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning (NJALL) Award (2001)
• Flagler County Art League’s Award of Distinction (2016)