Diane Frank on Poets Cafe

The following interview of Diane Frank by Lois P. Jones originally aired on KPFK Los Angeles (reproduced with permission).


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Biographical Information—Diane Frank

frankDiane Frank is an award-winning poet and author of six books of poems, including Swan Light, Entering the Word Temple, and The Winter Life of Shooting Stars. Her friends describe her as a harem of seven women in one very small body. She lives in San Francisco, where she dances, plays cello, and creates her life as an art form. Diane teaches at San Francisco State University and Dominican University. She leads workshops for young writers as a Poet in the School and directs the Blue Light Press On-line Poetry Workshop. Blackberries in the Dream House, her first novel, won the Chelson Award for Fiction and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her new novel, Yoga of the Impossible, was #3 on Amazon’s bestseller list for metaphysical fiction, and #1 on their Hot New Releases list. To schedule readings, book signings and workshops, and to invite her to speak to your book club, contact www.dianefrank.net.

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Iowa Omen

Three hawks fly south
        as your voice trembles
                across the great plains.

Fields of sleeping cows
        a gentleness in the land.

Here is the omen:
        Sky splashed with aurora,
                blue stars, curtains of light.

The letters are gold
        on red silk –
                Japanese calligraphy.

If I had the right kind of ink
        I’d write them
                on your skin.

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  1. Blackberries in the Dream House is a treasured book that I read every year, for 10 years now. It is like reading poetry, yet not. The imagery is so beautiful. It goes into my soul and reminds me who I really am. And the way lovemaking is portrayed, is an art in itself. I have bought and given away this book to others, who I knew would enjoy, this lovely book, Blackberries in the Dream House.

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