A native of central Indiana on the Indiana-Ohio border, she attended Abington Township Elementary School, Centerville Senior High School, Miami University, and Ball State University. Earning a Ph.D. in English in 1987, Grimes taught English composition for fifteen years at Ball State.
Grimes has written hundreds of articles on poetry topics over the past decade. Many of them are still live on Suite101.com; one of her most popular articles at Suite101 is "Robert Frost´s Tricky Poem ´The Road Not Taken´" Three of her academic essays on poetry were published in The Explicator. She served as Classic Poetry Guide at About.com, as well as the editor for Poetry here on Bellaonline.com in 2006 and 2007.
Grimes´ poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century, The Brownstone Review, The Bellingham Review, and Mused: BellaOnline Literary Review. She has published three books of poems, Turtle Woman & Other Poems, Command Performance: Singing for God and Guru, and Singing in the Silence: Poems of Faith.
As a student and devotee of the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, Grimes has studied and practiced Kriya Yoga since 1978. She features her essays in spirituality on her literary Web site, Maya Shedd’s Temple: Literary Home of Linda Sue Grimes.
Grimes´ other interests are politics and vegan cooking. She resides in Tennessee with her husband, Ron.
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