D M (Diana) Gordon is the author of Fourth World (Adastra Press, 2010,) and Nightly, at the Institute of the Possible (Hedgerow Books, 2011,) a volume selected as a 2012 “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award and International Book Award. Gordon’s poems and short stories have been published widely in journals such as The Massachusetts Review, Weber Studies, The Northwest Review, and Poetry Daily. Awards include Glimmer Train’s First Prize for her story “The Work of Hunters is Another Thing;” the Betsy Colquitt Award from descant for her poem “Free Radical;” the Editor’s Choice Award from The Beacon Street Review for the story “Tag Sale;” and finalist and publication of various poems for The Pablo Neruda Award from Nimrod. Phi Beta Kappa, Masters in Music from Boston University, she’s a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in fiction, as well as a two-time finalist in poetry. She owes her literary skills to the support of many people, including professors at Smith College who welcome her persistent auditing. Poets, authors, and editors who have sharpened her abilities include Eleanor Wilner, Ellen Bryant Voight, Tom Jenks, Tony Early, Jill McCorkle, Pamela Painter, Askold Melnyczuk, Sigrid Nunez, and others. An affiliate of Patchwork Farm, she has staffed numerous international writing retreats with Patricia Lee Lewis, and has been on the faculty of Writers In Progress and guest faculty at Smith. Her editorial background includes work with hundreds of authors, primarily in poetry and fiction, but she has also edited memoir, travel articles, trade books, applications, cover, and query letters.
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