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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 as Green 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 announces  new book from FutureCycle Press, titled

The Beast and The Innocent. 

Publication Date forthcoming






 Photograph by Gay Pender









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, 2011 and 2014 East Coast States Poetry Contest. Diana received Honorable Mention in Broad River Review's 2014 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.
Diana received the 2013 Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Central Piedmont Community College's Sensoria Arts Festival in April, 2013


           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

Poems by Diana & an Interview by J.P. Reese on


2014 current online poems:

Wild Goose Poetry Review, http://www,

Persimmon Tree Summer Contest Winners,


Poems recently or now 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

Jacar Press 2010 Sound of Poets Cooking Anthology

Jacar Press 2012 ...and love Anotholgy

Jacar Press 2013 What Matters Anotholgy

Future Cycle flash fiction, poetry 2012,

Winter 2013

Jasper Magazine for the Arts, Spring 2013

Thin Air, Spring/Summer 2014

Still Point Arts Quarterly Spring 2014, Issue No. 13

Broad River Review, Honorable Mention, Spring/Summer 2014

Iodine Poetry Journal Spring/Summer 2014, 15 Anniversary Issue

Kakalak Anthology 2014, forthcoming

Arroyo Fall 2014 Issue, forthcoming

Southern Anthology, North Carolina edition, forthcoming

Readings 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center, Charlotte N.C.

Sunday April 3rd, 2:00 p.m. 2011

Literary Bookpost, Salisbury, N.C.

Thursday, April 7th, 7:00 p.m. 2011

Sensoria Literary Festival, Central Piedmont College,

Charlotte, N.C.

Thursday, April 14th, 2:00 p.m. 2011

Poetrio at Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville, N.C.

Sunday, May 1st, 3:00 p.m.2011

Finleaf Gallery, 2323 Divine St.,Columbia, S.C.

Friday, May 13th, 5:30p.m. 2011

McIntyre's Books, Ferrington Village, Pittsboro, N.C.

Sunday, May 22, 2:00 p.m. 2012

Greensboro Central Library Downtown

219 N. Church Street, Greensboro, N.C.

Monday, July 18th, 7 p.m.2012

Litchfield Books, Moveable Feast, Pawleys Island, S.C.

Friday, September 9, 11 a.m. 2012

Harborwalks Books,

Front Street, Georgetown, S.C.

Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m. 2012

Monday Night Poetry and Music Series

East Bay Meeting House,159 East Bay Street

Charleston, S.C. Monday, October 17, 8 p.m. 2012

Pomegranate Books

4418 Park Ave.

Wilmington, N.C. Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m. 2012

Final Friday Reading Series

 Vin Master Wine Bar, 2000 South Blvd. Suite 610

Charlotte, N.C. Friday, October 28, 7 p.m. 2012


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. 2012



     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. 2012


Fourth Thursday Poetry Series

Flyleaf Books

752 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7 p.m. 2012

Persona Poetry Workshop for The Friends of Jung Society

Saturday, October 6th, 9a.m. to 1p.m. 2012

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                                  


  Diana Pinckney and David Radavich

present program for Charlotte Senior Scholars, Otocber 2013

2014 Readings

Performance Poetry for April Salons at CAST Theatre, April 6, 2014