"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Monday Must Read!

DianaWhitneyheadshotThis week meet Diana Whitney. Diana’s first book of poetry, Wanting It, was released in 2014 by Harbor Mountain Press and became an indie bestseller. Wanting It won the Rubery International Book Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Julie Suk Award here in the US.  Diana is the poetry columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the winner of the 2015 Women’s National Book Association poetry prize, selected by Ellen Bass.  She is grateful to have received grants and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center.

Diana’s poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Crab Orchard Review, The Rumpus, Mud Season Review, and many more. Her irreverent parenting column, Spilt Milk, was syndicated for years, ran as a public radio commentary series, and is currently being collected into a risky memoir about motherhood and sexuality.  A yoga teacher by trade, Diana blogs about the darker side of mothering for The Huffington Post and runs a yoga studio in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and thirteen chickens.

Visit Diana’s website: www.diana-whitney.com

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Mud Season Review


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Happy reading!





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