About D M Gordon

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. Prizes include First Prize for “The Work of Hunters is Another Thing,” a story published by Glimmer Train, the Betsy Colquitt Award from descant, the Editor’s Choice Award from The Beacon Street Review, and finalist 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 editorial abilities include Tom Jenks, Eleanor Wilner, Ellen Bryant Voight, Pamela Painter, Dean Arbarelli, Tony Early, Jill McCorkle, Andrew Jarman, 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. Her editorial background includes work with over one hundred 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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dmgordon@comcast.net

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2 thoughts on “About D M Gordon

  1. As an editor, Diana is both kind and critical. She does a better job of balancing those two necessary components of editing than anyone I’ve worked with before, and her thoughts both on the structure and line-to-line flow of my novel have been immensely helpful. I recommend her highly.

    Offering up creative work to a stranger’s eye is more than difficult, but Diana made it easy. She’s not willing to accept pat answers, but she’s more than willing to support good work and to help her writers find their best selves.

    Stan W.

  2. Diana, you’ve been an amazing editor. You’re that rare editor who sees both the acorns and the forest through the trees. I know we’re going to continue to do great things together.

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