Diana Whitney

Diana Whitney writes across the genres in Vermont with a focus on feminism, motherhood, and sexuality. Her first book, Wanting It, became an indie bestseller and won the Rubery Book Award in poetry. She was the longtime poetry critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she featured women poets and LGBTQ+ voices in her column. Her new collection of poetry, Dark Beds, will be released on October 10. Her essays, op-eds, and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington PostThe Kenyon Review, Glamour, and many more. Her anthology, You Don’t Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves, was released to critical acclaim, won the 2022 Claudia Lewis Award for the best poetry book of the year, and became a YA bestseller. She holds a B.A. from Dartmouth and a M.A. from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and attended the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.


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July 8, 2023