Diane Frank

Poet, Fiction Writer

PO Box 150300
San Rafael, CA 94915

Author's Bio

Diane Frank is author of seven books of poems, two novels, and a photo memoir of her 400 mile trek in the Nepal Himalayas, Letters from a Sacred Mountain Place (Nirala Publishing, 2018). Her new book of poems, Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines, was published by Glass Lyre Press in 2018. Blackberries in the Dream House, her first novel, won the Chelson Award for Fiction and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.  Diane lives in San Francisco, where she dances, plays cello in the Golden Gate Symphony, and creates her life as an art form. She teaches at San Francisco State University and Dominican University.  www.dianefrank.net

Publications & Prizes


Yoga of the Impossible (1st World Publishing, 2014)
Blackberries in the Dream House (1st World Publishing, 2003)


River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the Twenty-First Century (Blue Light Press, 2015)
Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines (Glass Lyre Press, 2018)
Swan Light (Blue Light Press, 2013)
Entering the Word Temple (Blue Light Press, 2006)
The Winter Life of Shooting Stars (Blue Light Press, 1999)
Rhododendron Shedding Its Skin (Blue Light Press, 1988)
Prizes won: 

Chelson Award for Fiction for Blackberries in the Dream House.

Whiffen Poetry Prize (Syracuse University).

Cressey Book Award for Poetry (Syracuse University).

Pulitzer Prize nomination for Blackberries in the Dream House.

Pushcart Prize nominations by Briar Cliff Review, The MacGuffin, and Glass Lyre Press.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Raised in: 
Springfield, NJ
New Jersey
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last update: May 01, 2019