Linda Lerner, b. 1934, is the author of more than a dozen published collections of poetry, most recently Yes, The Ducks Were Real (NYQ Books, 2015). She has a Master’s degree in English (British & American literature) from Brooklyn College. Her poetry has appeared in Black Bear Review, Blue Collar Review, Chiron Review, Home Planet News, Louisiana Review, The New York Quarterly, Onthebus, Paterson Literary Review, Presa, South Boston Literary Review, Tribes & Van Gogh’s Ear, among others. She & Andrew Gettler founded POETS on the line, a poetry anthology available on the internet (www.echonyc.com/∼poets). She has given numerous readings across the country & is active in the small press scene as a poet & essayist. She lives & works in New York City.