Altadena poet Linda Dove has been named poet laureate for the Altadena Library for a term starting in May 2012, according to librarian Pauline Dutton.
Dove holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature and most recently taught at Yavapai College in Arizona, according to Dutton. She is the author of the 2009 collection In Defense of Objects and the 2011 collection O Dear Deer.
She is active in Altadena RIPE, the community food bank, and with an Altadena-based Girl Scouts troop, according to Dutton.
Dove will be introduced at the library's annual Poetry and Cookies event on April 21 at 2 p.m. Her work will be featured at that event and in the library’s annual poetry anthology.
Altadena Patch columnist Karin Bugge and selected the line below one of her favorite lines of Dove's poetry:
What amounts to wonder lurks in things,/whole or broken, near, as distant as the gray/gargoyle where the eye’s balloon comes to rest./Rusted keys, horseshoe, rust itself, color of burnt/sienna. The word itself: burnt sienna.”