Diane Lee Moomey

Poet, Fiction Writer

Half Moon Bay, CA
California US

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 & Prizes


Fault Zone: Diverge (Sand Hill Review Press, 2015)
Fault Zone: Shift (Sand Hill Review Press, 2014)
Not Somewhere Else But Here (Sundress Publications, 2014)
Fault Zone: Over the Edge (Sand Hill Review Press, 2013)
Fault Zone: Stepping Up to the Edge (Sand Hill Review Press, 2012)
Writing for Our Lives


Earth Prayers (Harper Collins, 1991)
Make For Higher Ground (Barefoot Muse Press, 2021)
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Mezzo Cammin
Poetry Magazine.com
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The Sand Hill Review
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

Favorite authors: 
Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, Annie Dillard, Virginia Woolf, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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

More Information

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English American
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Born in: 
Oceanside, NY
New York
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Last update: Aug 17, 2021