Diane Frank

Poet, Fiction Writer

PO Box 150300
San Rafael, CA 94915

Author's Bio

Diane Frank is author of eight books of poems, three novels, and a photo memoir of her 400 mile trek in the Nepal Himalayas. While Listening to the Enigma Variations: New and Selected Poems was published in 2021 by Glass Lyre Press. She is also editor of two bestselling anthologies:  Fog and Light: San Francisco through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Pandemic Puzzle Poems.  Diane lives in San Francisco, where she dances, plays cello in the Golden Gate Symphony, and creates her life as an art form. Blackberries in the Dream House, her first novel, won the Chelson Award for Fiction and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. www.dianefrank.net

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

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

Poetry

Anthologies:
Fog and Light: San Francisco through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here (Blue Light Press, 2021)
,
Pandemic Puzzle Poems (Blue Light Press, 2021)
,
River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the Twenty-First Century (Blue Light Press, 2015)
Books:
While Listening to the Enigma Variations: New and Selected Poems (Glass Lyre Press, 2021)
,
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: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Newark, NJ
New Jersey
Raised in: 
Springfield, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Jan 24, 2022