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Linda Sue Grimes (Maya Shedd Temple)

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In addition to poems and poetry commentaries, Linda Sue Grimes writes about politics and spirituality. She also creates vegetarian/vegan recipes and composes songs.

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Biographical Sketch:  Linda Sue Grimes 

Linda Sue Grimes was born on January 7, 1946, in Richmond, Indiana.  Grimes is a writer, whose interests include music, poetry, short fiction, politics, spirituality, and vegetarian cooking.

Literary Studies

Although music was her first love, Grimes considers herself primarily a literary enthusiast as she creates her own poetry, studies the poetry and literary arts of classic writers, and writes commentaries about classic poems.

However, Grimes does keep up with her love of music by writing her own original songs, which she records, accompanying herself on guitar or keyboard.

After completing the PhD degree in British, American, and World Literature and Rhetoric/Composition at Ball State University in 1987, Grimes taught English composition in the English Department at BSU as a contractual assistant professor from 1987 until 1999.

Publishing History

Grimes has published poems in many literary journals, including Sonoma Mandala, Rattle, and The Bellingham Review.  She has published three books of poems:  Singing in the Silence, Command Performance, and Turtle Woman & Other Poems, and a book of fables titled Jiggery-Jee's Eden Valley Stories.

Grimes published her first cookbook in the spring of 2013, titled The Rustic Veggie-Table:  100 Vegan Recipes.  She is working on a second cookbook and her fourth book of poems.

At HubPages, Grimes currently posts her poetry commentaries and her essays focusing on spirituality and politics.  She also shares on that site her creative writing of poems and short fiction, along with recordings of her performances of her original songs.

Spirituality and More Music

Linda Sue Grimes has been a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda and a member of his organization, Self-Realization Fellowship, since 1978.  She is a Kriyban, having completed all four Kriya Initiations, and she continues to study the teachings and practice the yoga techniques as taught by the great Guru.

Grimes practices the chants taught by the Guru accompanying herself on the harmonium.  She serves at her local SRF Meditation Group as one of the chant leaders.

Personal Literary Presence Online

Grimes maintains an online literary presence at Maya Shedd’s Temple and its companion site on Facebook.

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