Linda Bierds (she/her/hers)

Professor Emerita
Bierds photo

Contact Information

PDL B-406


B.A., University of Washington, 1969
M.A., University of Washington, 1971


Linda Bierds has published ten books of poetry. Her most recent, The Hardy Tree, came out from Copper Canyon Press in September, 2019. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Smithsonian, Poetry, and The Best American Poetry. In addition to being awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, Bierds has received the PEN/West Poetry Prize, the Washington State Governor’s Writers Award, the Consuelo Ford Award from the Poetry Society of America, four Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and twice from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the Grace Pollock Professor of Creative Writing.

Areas of Specialization

Contemporary American Poetry

Activities and Interests

Contemporary World Poetry