Diane Furtney

3308 North Jay StreetChandler, AZ 85225-1865
Phone: 
(614) 448-6025
Website: 
www.amazon.com/Diane Furtney

Author's Bio

After her Tulsa upbringing, and with a psychology degree from Vassar College, Diane Furtney worked a year in Israel (1967), then took an assortment of jobs, sometimes in clinical psychology, in several U.S. cities. Besides nonfiction ghostwriting, she has authored two prize-winning poetry chapbooks (DESTINATION ROOMS and IT WAS A GAME) and two comic mystery novels (MURDER AT THE MLA and MURDER IN THE NEW AGE, pseudonym D.J.H. Jones). Her poems and translations (French, Japanese) are in numerous journals in the U.S. and England, including The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry International, The Kenyon Review, The Adirondack Review, and Stand. A full-length collection of science-inspired poems, SCIENCE AND, was published in 2014 by FutureCycle Press. A second collection, THE BLUE MAN: POEMS OF THE ORDINARY, is in press with FutureCycle for Spring 2017. "Sailing to Mytilene," from MYTILENE, a collection now circulating, was nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize. See her Author Profile on Amazon for details, including a statement of aesthetics.

Publications and Prizes

Book

SCIENCE AND
(FutureCycle Press,
2014)
The Blue Man: Poems of the Ordinary
(FutureCycle Press,
2017)

Chapbook

It Was a Game
(Water Mark Press,
1985)
Destination Rooms
(Riverstone Press,
1980)

Journal

Chicago Review
2017)
Kenyon Review
2017)
Iowa Review
2017)
Notre Dame Review
2017)
Virginia Quarterly Review
2017)
Circumference
2017)
Marlboro Review
2017)
Bellingham Review
2017)
Stand Magazine
Able Muse Review
Ellipsis
ABZ
Poetry International
Faultline
Bellingham Review
RHINO
International Poetry Review
The Spoon River Poetry Review
Critical Quarterly
The Cream City Review
Poetry Northwest
Sinister Wisdom
The Adirondack Review
Able Muse Review
Sinister Wisdom
Prizes: 
DESTINATION ROOMS AND OTHER POEMS, Winner of the Foothills Art Center First Annual Chapbook Competition, 1979, judge Reg Saner. IT WAS A GAME, one of six winners of Water Mark Press national chapbook competition, 1983. BY WAY OF ANOTHER LANGUAGE,French lyrics from the trouvere to the Parnassians, was a semifinalist for the Able Muse Review Poetry Prize for 2016.

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Born in: 
Wichita, KS
Raised in: 
Tulsa, OK

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
SPQR by Mary Beard
Favorite Authors:
Jeredith Merrin Jay Hopler Georg Trakl

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Listing last updated: August 7, 2016.