Diane Lee Moomey

PO Box 628
El Granada, CA 94018

Author's Bio

Diane is a poet-memoirist, visual artist and small-press publisher. She is a prolific writer, publishing in journals and giving featured readings. Her work is motivated by an intimate awareness of human beings, of the natural world, and the delicate balance between the two. Her poetry has appeared, or is scheduled to appear this year, in the journals and anthologies listed below and in the links on the lower right. The link "Diane Moomey Resume" leads to a display of her poetry books. Diane grew up around the Great Lakes and since then has lived and wandered around the US and Canada. Now she dips her gardener’s hands in California dirt, and reads regularly at poetry venues in the San Francisco Bay Area . . .

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
Earth Prayers
(Harper Collins, 1991)
, Fault Zone: Diverge
(Sand Hill Review Press, 2015)
, Fault Zone: Over the Edge
(Sand Hill Review Press, 2013)
, Fault Zone: Shift
(Sand Hill Review Press, 2014)
, Fault Zone: Stepping Up to the Edge
(Sand Hill Review Press, 2012)
, Not Somewhere Else But Here
(Sundress Publications, 2014)
Journals: 
Caesura, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Mezzo Cammin, POETALK, Red Wheelbarrow, The Sand Hill Review, Writing for Our Lives
Prizes Won: 
Pushcart Prize nominee 1998; Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition 2016: First Prize in Creative Non-fiction category, First prize in Sonnet category, and Honorable Mention in Sonnet category; Soul Making Keats 2018, Second Prize and Honorable Mention in the Sonnet category; Ina Coolbrith Circle Poetry Contest 2018, First Prize in Love Category; Soul Making Keats 2017, Second Prize and Honorable Mention in the Sonnet category.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Far Tortuga by Peter Mattheissen
,
Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
,
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
,
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Favorite Books: 
The Snow Leopard, Winter Count, When Women Were Birds, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Magic Mountain,
Favorite Authors: 
Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, Annie Dillard, Virginia Woolf, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
English American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Oceanside, NY
Raised in: 
MI
work_excerpt: 
I’ll call it fiction: Where names appear, they are not as they were; I would not like to turn the corner of a book and find myself dressed in someone else’s words. These are not photographs but impressionist portraits: an eye here, an ear over there, hands anywhere, some pieces left out entirely. The People are in disguise. The Land is presented as it is and was, is presented as itself. The Land needs no protection from, is neither embarrassed by, nor charmed by, human words. (from the prologue: "Place: the Heart of the Dragon", 2010)
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Last updated: Apr 11, 2019