Linda Rose Parkes


Linda Rose Parkes was born in the Channel Islands and studied literature at UEA. She runs poetry workshops in Jersey and also writes lyrics, working in collaboration with her singer-songwriter daughter, Esther Rose Parkes and with Swedish artist, Annika Fehling. She is co-editor, with Alastair Best, of the first Channel Island anthology of poetry, 'Wavelengths', published by Holland House.
'Familiars' is her third full-length collection, following ‘The Usher’s Torch’ 2005 and ‘Night Horses’ 2010, both from Hearing Eye.


Sarah Law ‘The Usher's Torch’ in ‘Orbis’

Elusive magic; the poet as Scheherazade (in the Thousand And One Nights) , one more sip, one more shadow to pass through ...

Katharine Gallagher ‘Night Horses’ in ‘Artemis’

Parkes' relentless eye misses nothing, but her control is masterly. A bravely candid voice, a deft searcher under surfaces.