The Way She Told Her Story
I am happy to announce my new book of poetry from New Rivers Press.
“While this is a book about the Finnish immigrant experience, it's also the universal story of loss and hope of all who arrived in this country as strangers. As Jarvenpa says, "there is a vagrancy in not belonging." Diane wraps the hard labor of forging new lives inside an exquisitely lovely language for landscape; this is nature writing that feels entirely new, perhaps because the bones of this story did originate in a different tongue. Please read these poems — I don't know when I've read a book that is so consistently, achingly beautiful, both in language and thought.”
–Kirsten Dierking, author of Tether and Northern Oracle