Diane De Pisa’s early publications include three articles on Black Elk Speaks, the topic of her doctoral dissertation directed by Scott Momaday at UC Berkeley, and twenty poems in several journals. In 2014-2021 the Berkeley Times carried two serialized and condensed works sequentially: a satirical novel titled As Sour Grapes Ripen and her text for photos of Berkeley in the sixties by her late husband titled “Telegraph and Beyond.”

De Pisa’s account of grief and recovery, Love of Finished Years, was published by Wipf and Stock in 2021. Her “Bird Tracks: A Pantoum” won a Poetry Society of America award for a surreal poem, and a short story, “Visions Etched in Ice,” earned the grand prize at a Canadian festival.

Diane lives in Albany, California. You can find out more about Diane’s works and world at her website, dianedepisa.com.