Image: Linda Sue Grimes at the SRF Windmill Chapel - photo by Ron Grimes
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' (Vol. 45, Nr. 1, Fall 1986); "Lawrence’s WOMEN IN LOVE" (Vol. 46, Nr. 2, Winter 1988), "Dickinson’s 'THERE'S BEEN A DEATH, IN THE OPPOSITE HOUSE'" (Vol. 50, Nr. 4, 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.
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.