Diane Martin


DIANE K. MARTIN (Graton, CA) was born in the Bronx and spent the early part of her life back east. She earned a BA English, University of Rochester and moved to San Francisco in her late twenties. In her thirties, she attended San Francisco State University and received an MA in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing in 1986. There she studied with William Dickey, Kathleen Fraser, and Stan Rice, among others. Frances Mayes was her thesis advisor. Her work has been published in American Poetry Review, diode, Field, Harvard Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review, Plume, River Styx, Tin House, ZYZZYVA, and many other journals and anthologies. One of her poems won a prize from Smartish Pace, another placed second in Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Competition, and another received a Pushcart Special Mention.

Diane K. Martin’s first collection, Conjugated Visits, was a National Poetry Series finalist and was published by Dream Horse Press. Her second collection, Hue & Cry, debuted in spring 2020 from MadHat Press. After thirty-six years in San Francisco, Diane left the fog for western Sonoma County.



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