Linda Black studied Fine Art at Leeds Art College and etching at the Slade School. She ran Apollo Etching Studio in London and has exhibited widely. She received the 2004/5 Poetry School Scholarship and won the 2006 New Writing Ventures Award for Poetry.
The beating of wings (Hearing Eye, 2006) was the PBS Pamphlet Choice for Spring 2007, when she also received an Arts Council Writer's Award. Her prose poem collections are Inventory and Root (Shearsman 2008 & 2011). The Son of a Shoemaker was the subject of a Poetry Society exhibition in April 2013. She is co-editor of Long Poem Magazine www.longpoemmagazine.org.uk