Linda Rose Parkes
Linda Rose Parkes studied literature at U.E.A and lived in Germany for 19 years where she taught adult education and performed with song writers and musicians. She continues to run poetry workshops in Jersey, her native Channel Island, was co-editor of Wavelengths, the first Channel Island poetry anthology and has published three collections with Hearing Eye: 'The Usher's Torch', 'Night Horses' and 'Familiars'.
Praise for Linda Rose Parkes:
“Elusive magic, the poet is ‘Schehezerade of the Thousand and One Nights’. One more sip, one more shadow to pass through…”
– Sarah Law on ‘The Usher’s Torch’ in Orbis
“Parkes’s relentless eye misses nothing, but control is masterly. A bravely candid voice, a deft searcher under surfaces.”
– Katherine Gallagher on ‘Night Horses’ in Artemis
'Linda Rose Parkes's ‘Familiars’ is dark and scintillating, rich with life and dense with mingled rage and longing'.
– Bethany W. Pope's review of ‘Familiars’ in Ofi Press 44
‘There is an excellent weirdness in these poems which makes them distinctive, unique even.’
– Martin Crucefix
'This is a fine collection in every sense: finely-wrought and detailed as well as beautiful. Through language of ringing clarity, she makes us unsure of ourselves, and so gives us back to ourselves, with new understanding.'
–Tanja Nightingale, Dream Catcher (Familiars)
This Close by Linda Rose Parkes
15cm x 21cm
Linda Rose Parkes
'This Close', published in September 2018, is Linda Rose Parkes's fourth collection. The cover of 'This Close' is based on her painting, 'The Swimmer'.
“We are lucky these poems are tethered to the page by ink because they want to run, float, fly from the paper into a Chagall sky, voluptuous with possibility. Linda Rose Parkes writes as she paints – with generosity, wonder and luminous colour.”
– Helen Ivory
Poet, editor, lecturer at the University of East Anglia
From "This Close":