Division of HumanitiesMFA in Creative Writing - Low Residency

Rainier Writing Workshop

"I am impressed with the caliber, commitment, and generosity of the faculty. Their willingness to engage with us in and out of our classroom made this experience unlike any other I've had."

Linda Bierds

Linda Bierds

Poetry

Profile

Professional
Emphasis

Poetry

Responsibilities

Master Classes in Poetry.

Personal
Biography
Linda Bierds is the author of seven volumes of poetry, most recently Flight: New and Selected Poems. Of her work, Stanley Plumly has written, "The autobiography of her imagination would be only half as intense were the writing itself less beautiful and clear, less perfect to pitch."

Among her many awards are the PEN/West Poetry Prize and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, as well as fellowships from the Ingram Merrill, John Simon Guggenheim, and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundations. She teaches at the University of Washington.