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Linda Sue Grimes

Specializing in poetry, short literary fiction, songs, recipes, and personal and expository essays

Specialist in Literary Studies

Grimes is a literary specialist; since 1972 after completing the M.A. degree in German and English at Ball State University, she has researched, studied, and written about the works of classic poets, novelists, dramatists, and essayists. She has published three essays in the academic journal, The Explicator: "Emerson’s 'DAYS'" (Fall 1986); "Lawrence’s WOMEN IN LOVE" (Winter 1988), "Dickinson’s 'THERE'S BEEN A DEATH, IN THE OPPOSITE HOUSE'" (Summer 1992).

After completing the PhD degree in British, American, and World literature with a cognate in rhetoric/composition at Ball State University in 1987, Grimes taught English composition, honors humanities, and poetry writing in the English department at BSU as a contractual assistant professor from 1987 until 1999.

At HubPages, Grimes has contributed articles focusing primarily on poetry commentary, since September 2015. She curates her personal literary website at Maya Shedd’s Temple: Literary Home of Linda Sue Grimes.

Grimes composes original poems, songs, and vegetarian/vegan recipes; she also engages in the composition of original short literary fiction, including a series of stories written by the fictional character of Grimesean imagaination, Belmont Segwic, aka the Graveyard Whistler.

Additional Publishing History

Grimes has published her original poems in many literary journals, including Sonoma Mandala, Rattle, and The Bellingham Review. She has published three books of poems: Singing in Soul Silence, Command Performance, and Turtle Woman & Other Poems, and a book of fables titled Jiggery-Jee's Eden Valley Stories.

Grimes published her first cookbook in the spring of 2013, titled The Rustic Veggie-Table: 100 Vegan Recipes. She is working on a second cookbook and her fourth book of poems.

The following original poem captures the beauty and tranquility of my favorite meditation place in Los Angeles, California, the Windmill Chapel at Self-Realization Fellowship’s Lake Shrine.

The Windmill Chapel

In the temple of silence
By the lake, we sit
In stillness, meditating
In divine Bliss.

Returning to our daily minds,
We walk out into the sunshine,
And the flowers greet us.