BOA Authors & Poets
Deena Linett is the author of three collections and two novels. Her first collection, Rare Earths (BOA 2001), is composed primarily of letters in the voices of Scottish island women over 250 years. Her second collection, Woman Crossing a Field, was printed by BOA in 2006. The Gate at Visby, Linett's latest work, draws on her experience as a Fellow at the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators on Gotland, a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea.
While earning her doctorate at Rutgers University, Linett had the first of two fellowships to Yaddo, where she completed her first novel, On Common Ground, co-winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award Series in the Novel. The second Yaddo fellowship led to the completion of her prize-winning novel, The Translator's Wife.
Born in Boston, Linett grew up on the Gulf coast of Florida. She lived for many years in northern New Jersey and taught at Montclair State University. She lives now in Indiana.