Diane is a former Writer-in-the-Schools in Calgary, has been short-listed as Calgary poet laureate twice, writes of Western landscapes, urban living, family relationships, and domestic homicide. She teaches English Literature, Academic Writing and Creative Writing for the University of Lethbridge and the University of Calgary.
Her first book of poetry, Birch Split Bark (Nightwood Editions 2007) won the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. She has published poems, poet interviews and book reviews in literary magazines across Canada and the U.S. (print and online). She believes poetry encompasses life and language in all its forms, definitions and sensitivities.
Mentor, Tent Peg Reading Series for Young Writers