Linda Norton is a visual artist and writer. Her book The Public Gardens: Poems and History (Pressed Wafer, 2011) was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A sequel, Wite Out: Love and Work (A Memoir with Poems), will be published by Hanging Loose Press in spring 2020. She is a writing consultant with the LEAD Project and the labor union Unite Here, and an instructor at SFSU. She lives in Oakland.