Co-Director of the Creative Writing Program, Spring 2020
Linda earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Le Moyne College and her Master of Fine Arts in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Seamless (www.perugiapress.com), her first book of poems and winner of the Perugia Press Intro Book Prize, was also named First Runner-up by poet Philip Levine for the Levine Poetry Prize, as well as a finalist in several competitions. Her second book, Suddenly, Fruit, appeared in 2006 after winning the 2005 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series Book Award (www.carolinawrenpress.org). A portion of her chapbook, Minuscule Boxes in the Bird's Bright Throat, was selected to appear in the 2014 Quartet Series of Toadlily Press titled A Good Wall. This chapbook was named runner-up for the Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Prize and the Grayson Book Prize, as well as a finalist in several competitions. Pennisi was awarded a Saltonstall Individual Artists Grant in 2004, and Perugia Press received a Greenwall Fund Grant from the Academy of American Poets to assist in the publication of Seamless. Individual poems have appeared or will be appearing in literary journals such as McSweeney's, Hunger Mountain, The Cortland Review and Bitter Oleander.
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