Diane K. Martin’s work has appeared in Field, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, New England Review, Zyzzyva, and many other journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets, and received a Pushcart Special Mention. Her first collection, Conjugated Visits, a National Poetry Series finalist, was published in 2010 by Dream Horse Press. Her second collection, Hue and Cry, will appear in September 2019 with MadHat Press.

Diane Kirsten was born in the Bronx, New York City, and grew up in Yonkers, New York. She lived in San Francisco for thirty-six years until she moved to Sonoma, California, (West County), where she currently lives with her photographer husband and her dog.