I live in Madison, Wisconsin and have been writing poetry, prose, comedy and spoken word monologues for the past 30 plus years. I’ve edited a poetry and prose feature, Our Storytellers for Our Lives magazine and I’m a founding member of LGBTQ Narratives Activist-Writers. I’m a writer and producer of Conceal & Carry: Queers Exposed monologue play and also authored Jenifer Street, a short play in three scenes. Earlier in my writing career, I wrote and performed stand-up comedy and was a member of improvisational performance collectives.

A caricature from the Bristol, Wisconsin Renaissance Faire, circa early 1970s. The artist captured my spirit.

I’ve self-published poetry chapbooks: Scenes of Everyday LifeThe Valentine PoemsCrush(ed), and Seasons/Change. I’m currently working on a memoir entitled, Perfectly Flawed and a web series, Hotel Bar. My poetry and prose has been published in print and online in the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets 2011 Calendar, Our Lives, Queers Read This Too, Echoes, [un], True Stories Well Told, Forward Thinking, Tales of the Pack, Home: Writers Explore Its Meaning and A Voice of One’s Own: Twenty-Five Years of Readings at A Room of One’s Own Feminist Bookstore.

Linda Lenzke

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