My name is Diane and I live in Southern California with my partner, four dogs and one tabby cat. I participated in my first poetry half-marathon last year and it was absolutely the hardest and most thrilling writing experience of my life. I was astonished by the process itself and by some of the poems that emerged. And I was very honored to have one poem selected for last year’s anthology.
I am very grateful to our poetry gurus for creating another poetry marathon/half-marathon this year.
Like many of you, I’m sure, I am very distracted and anxious these days. My life is so different than last year. I am honestly less confident about my ability to concentrate and keep up. And, yet, I also think this half-marathon is probably one of the most important things I can do right now.
As writers, we bear witness. As writers, we channel voices. As writers, we help to bring change.
And I am ready to be part of that change.
I look forward to reading your work and being part of this wonderful group.