Linda Flaherty Haltmaier is an award-winning author and the Poet Laureate Emeritus of Andover, Massachusetts. She is the winner of the Robert Frost Poetry Prize and her first full-length collection, Rolling up the Sky, claimed the Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. Her follow-up collection, To the Left of the Sun, was named the winner of the International Book Award for Poetry.
Her work has earned numerous awards including first place in the Palm Beach Poetry Festival Competition, finalist honors for the Princemere Poetry Prize, the New Millenium Award for Poetry, the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize, the Rash Award for Poetry, and shortlisted for the Tucson Festival of the Book Literary Award.
Twice-nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Linda has been featured extensively in journals and anthologies including Switchgrass Review, WSQ, Ink & Letters, Wild Word, and more. Her debut chapbook, Catch and Release, was published by Finishing Line Press. A graduate of Harvard, Linda leads poetry workshops, gives readings, and promotes poetry on the North Shore of Boston where she lives with her husband and daughter.