Linda Laderman

Poet, Writer, Journalist


Growing up in Toledo, Ohio, Linda fell in love with the local branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. Some of her best childhood memories are of the times she rode her pink Schwinn to the library, where she could spend the day choosing her next book from shelves of fiction and poetry.

She never doubted that she would be a writer when she studied journalism as an undergraduate. Throughout her career, she wrote for media outlets and academic institutions. Later, she returned to school and earned a masters in liberal studies and a law degree. She began writing poetry in her 60’s as an attempt to better understand the world around her. Now in her 70’s, and living near Detroit, she is still attempting to do that.

Linda is the 2023 recipient of The Jewish Woman’s Prize from Harbor Review. Her micro-chapbook, “What I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know” will be published online at Harbor Review in September, 2023. Her poetry has appeared in The Jewish Literary Journal, SWWIM, ONE ART, 3rd Wednesday, The Jewish Writing Project, The Write Launch, Thimble Literary Magazine, and Rust & Moth, among others. For nearly a decade, she volunteered as a docent at the Zekelman Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

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