Linda M. Fischer is a Philadelphia area poet who made her publishing debut in Fine Gardening magazine with "Memorial Day Weekend," a narrative poem about long-distance gardening for her mother. Since then her work has appeared in a variety of poetry journals: Atlanta Review, Hotel Amerika, Poetry East, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Aurorean, Avocet, Möbius, ByLine, Mad Poets Review, Ibbetson Street, Philadelphia Poets, Nerve Cowboy, String Poet, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, and elsewhere. Her first collection, Raccoon Afternoons, was a finalist in the 2006 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition given by Finishing Line Press. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Ibbetson Street in both 2007 and 2008. Her poem "On Shore" was among Atlanta Review's 2010 International Poetry Contest winners. Her second collection, Glory, has just been published by Finishing Line Press.