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"Proud of you, Dianna and so looking forward to reading more of your poetry!"
Dianna Zimmerman is a poet, novelist, and screenwriter. She holds a master's degree in creative writing and has a background in psychology. She has held an eclectic mix of jobs, including carnival worker, apartment manager, writing instructor, domestic violence women's advocate, and self-driving vehicle test driver. She is currently a freelance writer, screenplay consultant, and editor.
Her poems have appeared in Syracuse Cultural Workers Women Artists Datebook, Crossroads, Voices of Michigan, So To Speak, Central Avenue, and Conceptions Southwest, and is a recipient of the American Academy of Poets Prize. Her screenplays have received awards from Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope, Austin Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Final Draft Big Break, and others. She recently completed a middle grade novel.
Dianna's a grammar enthusiast, euchre shark, meme lover, champagne aficionado, and finds herself eternally questioning the optimist/pessimist dichotomy.
Your support gives me vital inspiration as I write a poem a day for thirty days in the month of March. The proposition of it is both terrifying and exhilarating. There will be no procrastination, no "putting it off until tomorrow." One poem, every day.
There's a Chinese proverb, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." This is my first step on this journey.
Tupelo Press provides the canvas, I bring my words, and accompanied by other fine poets, write thirty poems in thirty days. 30/30 poems have been published by over 90 journals and featured in over 40 chapbooks. Tupelo Press publishes exquisite and diverse voices that might never be heard otherwise.
Every dollar donated helps support the struggling, yet vital art form that is poetry. Poems embolden us, connect us to each other's humanity, and let us experience things we may have never imagined. Poetry feeds the soul.
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