Linda Flaherty HALTMAIER

Linda Flaherty Haltmaier is an award-winning author and the inaugural Poet Laureate of Andover, Massachusetts. She is the winner of the Homebound Publications Poetry Prize for her full-length collection, Rolling up the Sky. Her latest collection, To the Left of the Sun, is the winner of the 2018 International Book Award for Poetry. Her work has garnered numerous awards including first place in the Palm Beach Poetry Festival Competition, finalist honors for the Princemere Poetry Prize, the Tucson Festival of the Book Literary Award, the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize, the Rash Award for Poetry, and been shortlisted for the Robert Frost Poetry Prize. 

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Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and have appeared extensively in journals and anthologies including the Heartland Review, WSQ, Ink & Letters, Wild Word, and more. Her debut chapbook, Catch and Release, was published by Finishing Line Press. She has presented at the Mass Poetry Festival and completed residencies at the Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha’s Vineyard.  A graduate of Harvard, Linda leads poetry workshops, gives readings, and promotes poetry on the North Shore of Boston where she lives with her husband and daughter.