Diane Jarvenpa is the author of Divining the Landscape  (New Rivers Press), Ancient Wonders, the Modern World (Red Dragonfly Press) and The Tender Wild Things (New Rivers Press) which received the Midwest Independent Publishers Association book award in poetry. She received honorable mention for her most recent book, The Way She Told Her Story (New Rivers Press)from the Northwestern Minnesota Book Awards. She has received artist initiative and fellowship grants in writing from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Jarvenpa 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 and has given poetry workshops and classes working with a range of ages from young children to older adults.