Tuesday, January 31, 2017

[SFF Poet Spotlight] Linda Addison

Linda D. Addison is one of our wonderful members of the SFPA. I've enjoyed reading her work for many years as a member of the Horror Writers Association, as well.

She is an American poet and writer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Linda D. Addison is the first African-American winner of the Bram Stoker Award, which she has won four times, so far. This is a very impressive accomplishment in the field. Her first two awards were for her poetry collections Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes (2001) and Being Full of Light, Insubstantial (2007).

Her poetry and fiction collection How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend won the 2011 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection. She received a fourth HWA Bram Stoker for the collection The Four Elements, written with Marge Simon, Rain Graves, and Charlee Jacob.

Sycorax's Daughters is expected this February from Cedar Grove Publishing, bille as a horror anthology of fiction and poetry by African-American women, edited by Kinitra Brooks PhD, Susana Morris PhD and Linda D. Addison. The cover artwork will be by Jim Callahan.

On top of all of this, she is also a founding member of the CITH (Circles in the Hair) writing group.

Be sure to give her work a look!

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