Diane Ward owns and controls one of the disticntive voices in America. A page of hers is like an illuminated manuscript by Balzac, replete with colors, senses, sounds and smells, that chronicle the domestic, noting its intersection with the large social sphere. Most recently Diane Ward has written Portraits and Maps(forthcoming 1999 from ML & NLF, Italy), Imaginary Movie(Potes & Poets), Human Ceiling, Relationand Never Without Onethe latter three from Roof Books. Her work has appeared in Crayon, Conjunctions, How(ever), Big ALLIS, Raddle Moon, The World,and in the anthologies Out of Everywhere, Moving Borders, the Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetryand From the Other Side of the Century: A New American Poetry 1960-1990.

February 11, 2000