Publications & Prizes
Diane Wald was born in Paterson, NJ, and has lived in Massachusetts since 1972. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has published more than 225 poems in literary magazines since 1966. She was the recipient of a two-year fellowship in poetry from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has been awarded the Grolier Poetry Prize, The Denny Award, and The Open Voice Award. She also received a state grant from the Artists Foundation (Massachusetts Council on the Arts). She has published four chapbooks (faustinetta, gegenschein, trapunto from Cervena Barva Press, Target of Roses from Grande Ronde Press, My Hat That Was Dreaming from White Fields Press, and Double Mirror from Runaway Spoon Press) and won the Green Lake Chapbook Award from Owl Creek Press. An electronic chapbook (Improvisations on Titles of Works by Jean Dubuffet) appears on the Mudlark website. She received the first annual Anne Halley Poetry Prize from the Massachusetts Review. Her book Lucid Suitcase was published by Red Hen Press in 1999 and her book, The Yellow Hotel, was published by Verse Press in the fall of 2002. Wonderbender , another full-length collection, was published by 1913 Press in 2011. Her novel Gillyflower was published by She Writes Press in April 2019, and won several awards, including first place in the novella category from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. A new collection of poetry, The Warhol Pillows, was published in 2021 by Finishing Line Press. Her new novel, My Famous Brain, will be published in October 2021 by She Writes Press.