September 15, 2019

In the Spring of 1998, Christopher and I took our two daughters, ages five and seven, to Washington, D.C. Reeling from the recent loss of my father, father-in law, and sister-in-law within weeks of one another, still grieving my mother’s death five years earlier, and a...

August 24, 2019

Some days stay with you a lifetime. In the 2019 Late Summer issue of Mothers Always Write, you'll find my short memoir about one of those days. You'll find it here.

April 15, 2019

Please join me and other art-loving writers on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Muskegon Museum of Art. I'll read my poem "Morningtide" inspired by the painting "Footsteps in the Snow"

by American Artist Dale Nichols. The poem received an Honorable Mention in the MM...

September 27, 2018

A few years ago, eager to do research for a novel, I floated the idea of a return trip to Florence over dinner. My husband, Christopher, paused the upward momentum of his forked rigatoni and gave me a thoughtful look. “Great idea. Maybe we should celebrate our 30th wed...

April 12, 2018

If you're near Muskegon, MI, the evening of Thursday, April 19th, consider joining me at the Muskegon Museum of Art. I will read my poem "Little Lyme Regis Maiden" inspired by the MMA's painting "Study in Rose and Brown" by James McNeill Whistler. The poem received an...

April 4, 2018

 Frequently, I find myself looking for keys--to the car, the house, all the things we lock up. Of course, I've also searched for keys to good health, contentment, someone's heart. It's always a thrill, and a relief, when I finally find what I believe I've lost. Imagine...

March 7, 2018

Outside my window, a fresh layer of snow covers tree branches, flowerbeds,

the garden bench. Although beautiful, I'm ready for winter to depart. Last week, after

the slush melted, I spied daffodil tips and clumps of forget-me-nots around the base

of our baby plu...

January 10, 2018

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the KGB Bar at 85 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003, from 7-9 pm, Diana Dinverno will attend the launch of the new print edition of the Peacock Journal Anthology. She'll join fellow contributors, read her poem selected for the anthology, a...

January 3, 2018

Happy New Year!

One of my 2017 resolutions was to submit more poetry and short stories to journals. The good news, I did submit more. And I learned a few things along the way.  

Follow submission guidelines. Read them not once, twice, but three times....

September 13, 2017

 I visited with dear friends last weekend and saw photographs from their recent sabbatical. I hesitate to disclose the location because I'm offering one of their images as this month's writing prompt and I don't want your imagination tethered to a particular physical s...

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