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April 8, 2020 / Diane LeBlanc

April 2020

The crocuses are blooming, despite lingering ice and snow. I notice daily changes even more since I’m  home during this pandemic. The urge to read and write poetry is heightened, with a lot of generous informal sharing happening.

Meanwhile, Tinderbox Poetry 6:3 is live. It includes a selection of poems from a variety of poets and checks in with some past contributors, including me. You’ll find recent publication information and short reviews of what we’ve been reading.

A new essay, “Tethers,” appears in Green Mountains Review, online April 22, 2020.

More poems and essays are forthcoming. Please check back for updates.

February 9, 2020 / Diane LeBlanc

February 2020

Two prose poems, “Possum” and “Suddenly You are Alone,” are forthcoming in Mid-American Review.  F. Daniel Rzicznek, co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry , selected “Possum” as winner of the 2019 Fineline Competition. “Suddenly You are Alone” was a finalist.

A new essay is forthcoming in Green Mountains Review Online. Please check back for details.



December 7, 2019 / Diane LeBlanc

December 2019

Bellevue Literary Review, Issue 37, “The Good Life,” is now available and includes my poem “I Paint His Absence.”

Cimarron ReviewIssues 206, 207, and 208 in a single volume, is available. I’m grateful to receive a Pushcart Prize nomination for my essay “Separates.”

More news is forthcoming. Please visit again.

As days grow shorter and darkness deepens, words and images are my constant.

November 4, 2019 / Diane LeBlanc

November 2019

Cimarron Review has just released its new triple issue, which includes my essay “Separates” in good company.

Please check back for more updates.

September 27, 2019 / Diane LeBlanc

September 2019

3rd Northfield Poetry Festival, September 28, 2019. At Content (10:30am): Becky Boling, Doug Green, Steve McCown, David Walters, Marie Gery, and Brent Christianson. At the Northfield Public Library (2pm): Leslie Schultz, Diane LeBlanc, Andrea Een, Riki Kölbl Nelson, Alexis Hernandez, Joanne Sullivan, Toni Easterson, and Rob Hardy, with special musical guest Mestifonía.

July 9, 2019 / Diane LeBlanc

July 2019

Already, the days are shorter, the nights longer. These changes means more quiet time for reading and writing. In the meantime, Minerva Rising, Issue 16, What Matters, is available. I’m grateful to have three poems in this issue. Ruminate, 51, Consume, also arrived.

A new essay and new poems are forthcoming later this year. Please check back for updates.

I hope these days mean more for your creative time, too.

May 25, 2019 / Diane LeBlanc

May 2019

I’m on my way to Write On, Door County, for work on the new book.  Meanwhile, Ruminate Issue 51, Consume, is at the printer and available for purchase.

New poems are forthcoming, so please check back from time to time.