Diana Whitney

Diana Whitney

Diana Whitney's first book of poetry, Wanting It, was released in 2014 and became a small-press bestseller. Her poems and essays have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Crab Orchard Review, The Rumpus, and many more.  This year, Diana has received a Promise Award in poetry from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and won the Women’s National Book Award poetry prize.  A yoga teacher by trade, she blogs about the darker side of motherhood for The Huffington Post and runs a yoga studio in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and fourteen chickens.

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Erin Post interviews
Diana Whitney

 

Our poetry co-editor Erin Post had this exchange with Diana Whitney, our Issue #11 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her writing advice, and what she is working on now…Read more

Earth Words, Mixed Media by Brad Garber, Mud Season Review

POETRY: ISSUE #11

Hotel Room

by Diana Whitney
 
 

The anonymous urge

wells up unbidden: the crisp bed

like a blank canvas

expansive with potential,

lily sheets stretched taut

over the bare frame…
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