Linda Quinlan

LGBTQ activist and poet, Linda Quinlan grew up the daughter of union parents, a factory worker and a carpenter. As the lesbian mother of two sons, Linda explores issues of gender, and motherhood while also observing the particularities of past and present cultural landscape. Linda cohosts a cable access LGBTQ news show with her partner and a friend.

Linda has been published in numerous literary journals, some of which include Pudding, New Orleans Review, Sinister Wisdom, and the North Carolina Literary Review. She was Poet of the Year in Wisconsin and had a play entitled When I Go to Sleep performed at the Players Theater in Waitsfield, Vermont. She lives with her partner in Montpelier, Vermont.

Linda joined BrickHouse Books when her work, Chelsea Creek, was selected as the winner of the Wicked Woman Book Prize in 2019.