About Linda Aldrich

Linda Aldrich grew up in New Hampshire. She has lived in France, San Francisco, Colorado, and Vermont—places she still misses.  She currently lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband, David Miller, and their exceptional dog Simba.
She has published two collections of poetry, Foothold (2008, Finishing Line Press) and March and Mad Women (2012, Cherry Grove Collections).

Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, among them Crazy Woman Creek, Indiana Review, Cimarron Review, Elixir, The Denver Quarterly, Ellipsis, The Florida Review, The Ilanot Review, Off the Coast, Poet Lore, Third Coast, Puerto del Sol, Snake Nation Review, The Best of Write Action, and Words and Images.  Her poem “Woman-without-Arms” won the Emily Dickinson Award from Universities West Press.


Linda is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (English and French), Florida State University (MA Theatre Arts), and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA/ Poetry).  She was director of the Young Conservatory and a member of the repertory at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco for ten years and later was Associate Professor of English and Humanities at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado.  She has taught Critical Thinking and Writing courses at Keene State College and Southern Maine Community College.  Currently, Linda is serving as Portland’s sixth Poet Laureate. She also co-hosts with poet Marcia Brown the Local Buzz monthly reading series in Cape Elizabeth.