BIO

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Linda Eve Diamond's poetry has been performed at the Dancing Poetry Festival, screened at the REELpoetry International Poetry Film & Video Festival, displayed at the Museum of Art - DeLand, and published by numerous journals and anthologies. Her poetry has been honored with multiple awards, including the National Federation of State Poetry Societies Founders Award, a REELpoetry Film & Video Prompt Award, and a Grand Prize from Artists Embassy International "for exceptional poetry that inspires dance and for furthering intercultural understanding and peace through the universal language of the arts."  

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PUBLICATIONS

More than 100 of Linda Eve's creative works have appeared in the following journals, anthologies, books, websites and exhibits:

POETRY & FLASH: Dancing Poetry Website & Festival (read and presented as a performance by the Poetic Dance Theater Company at The Dancing Poetry Festival in San Francisco, CA)  REELpoetry International Poetry Film & Video Festival  Catch the Moon (an anniversary anthology by Grey Sparrow Press) • Mediterranean Poetry (at Odyssey.pm) • Crack the Spine  The Ekphrastic Review  The Ekphrastic World (an anthology celebrating five years of The Ekphrastic Review)  Encore: Prize Poems   Fresh Fish: Textile Artists & Poets Explore Underwater Life  Grey Sparrow Journal  High Shelf Press  HOOT Review  Leaping Clear  The Light Ekphrastic  Poets Reading the News  Of Poets & Poetry  The RavensPerch  Sleet Magazine  Flash Fiction Friday  FlashFlood  Snow Jewel  Spank the Carp  Nightingale & Sparrow  Bullets into Bells Website  Poetic Visions (an anthology commemorating a museum exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Art in DeLand, FL)  The Minison Project  Tuck Magazine  Cadence  Peralta Press  Quantum Tao  Swans Commentary  The Write Place at the Write Time  Your Daily Poem  & others 

PHOTOGRAPHYPithead Chapel (cover)  Cadence Anthology (cover & interior images)  Florida State Poets Association website (masthead images)  Of Poets & Poetry (cover & interior images)  Florida Fish & Wildlife News  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  The Minison Project  The Westfield Leader  The Hollywood Gazette  The Cloud Appreciation Society Website  & others 

 

ARTICLES & ESSAYSThe 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

Linda Eve is an author of poetry, business and educational books: 

 

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) 

AWARDS

POETRY:

    Artists Embassy International's Dancing Poetry Award - 2021

    National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) Founders Award - First Place - 2021

    NFSPS Founders Award - Third Place Award - 2021

    REELpoetry International Poetry Film & Video Festival's "Film and Video Prompt" Award - 2021

    Artists Embassy International's Dancing Poetry Award - Second Place- 2021

    Spank the Carp Journal Ekphrasis Challenge Winner - 2020

    Artists Embassy International's Dancing Poetry Award - Grand Prize - 2019

    Artists Embassy International's 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 Ekphrastic 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 - Listening in the Business Sector Award (2008)

    International Listening Association - Proclamation (2008)

    New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning (NJALL) Award (2001)

PHOTOGRAPHY:

    Cadence Photography Competition (FSPA Anthology) - Cover Photo (2020)

    Cadence Photography Competition (FSPA Anthology) - Photos Selected for Anthology (2015, 2016, 2018)

    Flagler County Art League’s Honorable Mention (2020) 

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

 

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. 

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).

POETRY CONTEST SPONSOR: With an interest in listening and listening-themed poetry, Linda created and sponsors a "Listening" category, which ran for several years as part of Florida State Poets Association's annual contests.

 

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: Linda served as a judge for the Flagler County Art League's Annual Poetry Competition and as the contest co-chair with FCAL Poetry Chair, Stephanie Salkin. She has also served as a judge for Illinois State Poetry Societies annual poetry contest.