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A lover of voices and words on the page, Diana Pinckney enjoys readings and whatever brings the bards together. She has published in such journals asGreen Mountains Review, Atlanta Review, Iodine, Calyx, RHINO, Cream City Review, EKPHRASIS, Cave Wall, other magazines & anthologies. She has four collections of poetry: Fishing With Tall Women, Persephone Press, White Linen, Nightshade Press,  Alchemy, Main Street Rag Publishing Co., and Green Daughters, Lorimer Press.

This latest full-length book of poems concerns the many fascinations and mysteries of the sea, among other things. Green Daughters was released April 3rd, 2011. 

published by Lorimer Press

"Fairy-tale and reality blended convincingly, the poems in this collection surge in green waves to pull the reader on their vivid tide of mystery, pain and beauty. Loss and imagination battle for
victory, but with nature’s help and Pinckney’s mastery, there is enough


 to rescue us from the undertow." --

Nancy White, President of Word Works and author of

Sun, Moon, Salt and Detour.



Diana Pinckney receives
2013 Honoree of the Irene Blair Honeycutt
Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts Award
from Central Piedmont Community College
Sensoria Arts Festival. 
Presented on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 7p.m.
at Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Campus.  
Click below for event details:






















Diana Pinckney lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a native of South Carolina. Diana is an award winning poet, and her works have been published in a number of prestigious journals, anthologies and other publications. She won the 2010 EKPHRASIS Prize from EKPHRASIS, a journal of poems based on art. She is also one of the winners of Persimmon Tree's 2009 and 2011 East Coast States Poetry Contest.
Diana is the 2012 Winner of Atlanta Review's International Poetry Contest. The following link is the announcement on Atlanta Review's website --
Atlanta Revew Poetry 2012, Fall/Winter Issue with Contest Winners
is available October 2012 from the Review's website.


           The first link below is to a recording of the Green Daughters reading at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville and an interview afterwards for Word Play by Jeff Davis. This is a weekly Asheville FM radio show that is a combination of music and interviews with writers. 

          Interview with Davidson, N.C.'s -- Bach & Biscuits was aired Sunday, October 9, 2011,10 a.m. hour  and is now archived on the station's website.
          Interview with Low Country Live, Charleston, S.C. on WCIV -- ABC was broadcast Monday, October 17, 2011, 10 a.m. hour.
Interview for audio piece by Krissa Palmer
The Pedestal Magazine.
 Green Daughters is reviewed by Alice Osborn in The Pedestal Magazine's 2011 Summer Issue
Green Daughters Review in The Pilot newspaper by Stephen Smith

Green Daughters is reviewed by Phebe Davidson 
in Tar River Poetry, Volume 51, number 2, Spring 2012 
Diana has poems archived with the following
online publications
The Pedestal Magazine,

Future Cycle Poetry,
Persimmon Tree Magazine,
 Wild Goose Poetry Review,
Southern Women's Review,
Charlotte Viewpoint Magazine,
Street Light Magazine, Winter, 2013
The Redheaded Stepchild:
Poems by Diana & an Interview by J.P. Reese
Current Listing 2013 

Poems recently in Print:
Cave Wall Issue, Spring 2012 Number 11
Atlanta Review, Fall/Winter 2012, Vol.XIX, No. 1
Future Cycle Press 2012 Anthology, American Society:
What Poets See
Future Cycle flash fiction, poetry 2012,
Winter 2013
Jasper Magazine for the Arts, Spring 2013

Readings 2011, 2012, 2013

Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center, Charlotte N.C.
Sunday April 3rd, 2:00 p.m.

Literary Bookpost, Salisbury, N.C.
Thursday, April 7th, 7:00 p.m.

Sensoria Literary Festival, Central Piedmont College,
Charlotte, N.C.
Thursday, April 14th, 2:00 p.m.

Poetrio at Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville, N.C.
Sunday, May 1st, 3:00 p.m.

Finleaf Gallery, 2323 Divine St.,Columbia, S.C.
Friday, May 13th, 5:30p.m.

McIntyre's Books, Ferrington Village, Pittsboro, N.C.
Sunday, May 22, 2:00 p.m.

Greensboro Central Library Downtown
219 N. Church Street, Greensboro, N.C.
Monday, July 18th, 7 p.m.

Litchfield Books, Moveable Feast, Pawleys Island, S.C.
Friday, September 9, 11 a.m.

Harborwalks Books,
Front Street, Georgetown, S.C.
Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m.

Monday Night Poetry and Music Series
East Bay Meeting House,159 East Bay Street
Charleston, S.C. Monday, October 17, 8 p.m.

Pomegranate Books
4418 Park Ave.
Wilmington, N.C. Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.

Final Friday Reading Series
 Vin Master Wine Bar, 2000 South Blvd. Suite 610
Charlotte, N.C. Friday, October 28, 7 p.m.

Reading and Workshop
N.C. Poetry Society Ram Ragan Meeting
Weymouth Center for the Arts
Southern Pines. N.C.
Saturday, March 24th, 2012

2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 107A
Charlotte, N.C. 28273
May 22, 2012, 11 a.m.
                          Piccolo Spoleto Sundown Series
Dock Street Theatre Courtyard
133 Church Street, Charleston, S.C.
Thursday, May31, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Reception following reading and book signing at
Lowcountry Artists, 148 East Bay Street

S.C. Writers Workshop Intensive
Grace Lutheran Church
Rock Hill, S. C.
Saturday, June 26, 2012, 1p.m.
Fourth Thursday Poetry Series
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7 p.m.

Persona Poetry Workshop for The Friends of Jung Society
Saturday, October 6th, 9a.m. to 1p.m.
Location: Movement Dialogues Studio, 4805 Park Rd., Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28209. This studio is at the corner of Seneca and Park Road in the same building as McAllister's Deli. Parking and main entrance are in the back.
2013 Readings
 Atlanta Reading at Callanwolde
981 Briarcliff Rd.
Atlanta, GA
        Wednesday, March 13th, 2013, 8 p.m. 


                    Central Piedmont Community College,

                               Sensoria Arts Festival

                         Pease Auditorium, Charlotte, N.C.

                                       April17,                                                                         2013, 7p.m.