Most Recent: January 27, 2022
Lin Nelson Benedek has had poems published in a number of journals and in six anthologies. Her poem “Musings of an Okay Poet of the Twenty-first Century” was recently nominated by Quartet Journal for the Pushcart Prize. Her first full-length poetry collection, I Was Going to Be a Cowgirl, was published by Kelsay Books in 2017. Her second poetry collection, When a Peacock Speaks to You in a Dream, was released in 2018 by the same publisher. Her third poetry collection, Singing Lessons, came out in the Fall of 2020, also with Kelsay Books. Lin earned her M.F.A. in Writing at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. A third-generation Californian, she lives with her husband, Tom, in Altadena, under the spell of orange blossoms and the San Gabriel Mountains. Their son, Nicky, lives not far away in Highland Park. A longtime psychotherapist, Lin is passionate about the importance of human connection and believes in the power of poetry to heal, connect and enchant us. She is working on a memoir manuscript called Love-Starved Girl.