Writing by Diane Jarvenpa
Diane Jarvenpa is the author of Divining the Landscape (New Rivers Press), Ancient Wonders, the Modern World (Red Dragonfly Press), The Tender Wild Things (New Rivers Press) recipient of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association book award in poetry, swift, bright, drift (Red Dragonfly Press), and The Way She Told Her Story (New Rivers Press), which received a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award honorable mention. She has received artist initiative and fellowship grants in writing from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She is a teaching artist with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and an instructor with Poetry-Scapes, a creative, interactive approach to making poetry with paper art. She has worked for the past thirty years with a wide range of poets, writers, students, musicians and artists. She has presented poetry readings at community colleges, universities, colleges and literary festivals. She has given poetry workshops and classes working with a range of ages from young children to older adults.