August 22nd, 2015
About Linda Simone:
Linda Simone’s work includes two chapbooks, Archeology (Flutter Press, 2014) and the award-winning Cow Tippers (Shadow Poetry, 2006). Her Pushcart-nominated 15-poem sequence, “Stations of the Cross,” appeared in the anthology, Alternatives to Surrender (Plain View Press, 2007). She is proud to be listed on the San Antonio Poets Source.
What is love if not a continual dig into the shards, fragments, and moments we collect to make sense of our lives? In Archeology, Simone juxtaposes poems based on real archeological finds with poems about a variety of modern-day experiences that serve to reconnect people, both living and dead, and renew family bonds. In the writing of these poems, Simone says she was amazed at what can be learned about love from the unearthing of side-by-side skeletons in an ancient Italian town. Or how easy it is to feel the concern of a prehistoric gatherer when her mate hasn’t returned from the hunt. She was equally surprised to discover that eating a plum or losing sight of a child in a busy store could be the way in to primal feelings and experiences…what makes us human.