Linda H.Y. Hegland
Linda H.Y. Hegland is an award-winning lyric essay, short story and poetry writer, and photographer who lives in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her writing and photos most often reflect the influence of place, and one’s relationship with it. She has published in several literary and art journals, and has had work nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She says this of her writing:
My writing practice is an inquiry into the the landscape of the body, geographical landscape, place, memory, narrative, and meaning. I intend that my writing will unearth truths and help me to taste, in retrospection, the essence of what it was to live that moment – that small story. I write to give voice to unspoken memories, to unspoken experience.
These memories, physical and emotional, the communal history, the memories marked on our bodies – they tell stories. Some stark, some catastrophic, some just detours, footnotes. Some are our runes.
I am deeply moved by the ways in which longing, and being lost, and the attempt to find a definition of one’s self inspire the art. My writing originates from a place of expressing authentic voice.