BIO

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. 

 

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PUBLICATIONS

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

POETRY BOOKS: The Beauty of Listening - Poetry  (Aventine Press, 2013), The Human Experience - Poetry (ASJA Press, 2007)

 

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) 

 

BACKGROUND

 

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).

 

AWARDS

POETRY:

    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)

PHOTOGRAPHY:

    Flagler County Art League’s Award of Distinction (2016) 

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