Carcanet Press
Quote of the Day
Carcanet has always been the place to look for considerations of purely literary and intellectual merit. Its list relies on the vision and the faith and the energy of people who care about books, and values. It is thus as rare as it is invaluable.
Frederic Raphael

Linda Chase (1941 - 2011)

  • About
  • Reviews
  • Linda Chase grew up on Long Island, New York and was educated at Bennington College in Vermont. She later did an MA in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. In between, she was a stage costume designer in San Francisco and Edinburgh, and a Tai Chi teacher, later specialising in Tai Chi for special needs. She lived in Manchester where she set up the Manchester branch of the Poetry School and was the founding Director of Poets and Players, a series of poetry and music performances. Linda Chase died in April 2011.
    Praise for Linda Chase (1941 - 2011) 'Poems that are punchy, direct, moving, but unsentimental...These are poems to admire and return to. A talent to watch.'
    R.V. Bailey. 
    'Her poems are powerful and mature, sensual and acerbic...Alongside this unobtrusive, technical skill Linda Chase's poetry also has three other important qualities: a directness that neither evades nor titillates; a curiosity that investigates and interrogates the what-ifs of the human psyche and a wit that made me laugh out loud.'
    James Sale, Tears in the Fence.
    'Linda Chase has a mature voice, encompassing the weight of experience as well as intensity of feeling...She has a laid-back, conversational style, which can contain a complex and much darker reality...I like Chase's poems for their honesty, their warmth and their wry sense of humour.'
    Ambit magazine.
    'The Wedding Spy is a lucid, intelligent collection that doodles with traditional form and which scopes the poet's own life.'
    Vic Allen, North magazine.
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog 50 years after the death of Vernon Watkins read more Nadine Gordimer Memorial Lecture read more ILL FARES THE LAND read more Between Survival and Extinction read more Promoting poetry through public engagement read more The Acquaintance of a True Dustie-Fute read more
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2017 Carcanet Press Ltd