Diane Furtney

3308 North Jay Street
Chandler, AZ 85225-1865
(614) 448-6025

Author's Bio

After her Tulsa upbringing, and with a psychology degree from Vassar College, Diane Furtney worked a year in Israel (1967), then took an assortment of jobs, sometimes in clinical psychology, in several U.S. cities. Besides nonfiction ghostwriting, she has authored two prize-winning poetry chapbooks (DESTINATION ROOMS and IT WAS A GAME) and two comic mystery novels (MURDER AT THE MLA and MURDER IN THE NEW AGE, pseudonym D.J.H. Jones). Her poems and translations (French, Japanese) are in numerous journals in the U.S. and England, including The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry International, The Kenyon Review, The Adirondack Review, and Stand. A full-length collection of science-inspired poems, SCIENCE AND, was published in 2014 by FutureCycle Press. A second collection, THE BLUE MAN: POEMS OF THE ORDINARY, is in press with FutureCycle for Spring 2017. "Sailing to Mytilene," from MYTILENE, a collection now circulating, was nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize. See her Author Profile on Amazon for details, including a statement of aesthetics.

Publications and Prizes

(FutureCycle Press, 2014)
, The Blue Man: Poems of the Ordinary
(FutureCycle Press, 2017)
Able Muse Review, ABZ, Bellingham Review, Chicago Review, Circumference, Critical Quarterly, Ellipsis, Faultline, International Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Marlboro Review, Notre Dame Review, Poetry International, Poetry Northwest, RHINO, Sinister Wisdom, Stand Magazine, The Adirondack Review, The Cream City Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Virginia Quarterly Review
Destination Rooms
(Riverstone Press, 1980)
, It Was a Game
(Water Mark Press, 1985)
Prizes Won: 
DESTINATION ROOMS AND OTHER POEMS, Winner of the Foothills Art Center First Annual Chapbook Competition, 1979, judge Reg Saner. IT WAS A GAME, one of six winners of Water Mark Press national chapbook competition, 1983. BY WAY OF ANOTHER LANGUAGE,French lyrics from the trouvere to the Parnassians, was a semifinalist for the Able Muse Review Poetry Prize for 2016.

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What I'm Reading Now: 
SPQR by Mary Beard

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Tulsa, OK
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Last updated: Aug 07, 2016