Established 2011
Managing Editor:
Anna M. Evans
P.O. Box 115
Hainesport, NJ 08036

Make for Higher Ground

Diane Lee Moomey has lived and wandered around the US and Canada, and now dips her gardener's hands in California dirt. She co-hosts a monthly Poetry series in Half Moon Bay. A regular reader at San Francisco Bay Area poetry venues, her work appears, or will soon appear, in Light, The MacGuffin, Mezzo Cammin, Poetry, California Poetry Quarterly, Caesura and Red Wheelbarrow, and been nominated for a Pushcart prize. She has won prizes and Honorable Mentions in the Sonnet and Creative Non-Fiction categories of the Soul Making Keats Literary Contest, and in the Ina Coolbrith Circle.

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Praise for Make for Higher Ground:

In Make for Higher Ground, Diane Lee Moomey exudes a quiet bemusement and tender buoyancy as she meditates on lasting and ephemeral relationships, both human and elemental. With a delicious assortment of meters and forms—not unlike the mango, figs, grapes and cheeses of "Pandemic Picnic, a proposal"—Moomey delights and nourishes readers with her camellia petals, tide pools, purple gloves, red canoe, "whistle/of blackbirds and of train." I've awarded multiple prizes to her sonnets in the Soul-Making Keats literary competition because of their elegance and artistry and because, as we see in the final poem of this wise and graceful collection, "my sonnets hold the roofless dark at bay." Truly, all of the poems in Make for Higher Ground illuminate and inspire us.
~Kathleen McClung, author of A Juror Must Fold in on Herself and Temporary Kin

Diane Lee Moomey moves through a poem, as often as not, through a kind of meandering, a seemingly casual process of observation that builds on itself until it blossoms, revealing itself as the gift of a passionate heart, cool mind, and keen eye. The work of a serious and riveting visual artist as well as a poet, Moomey's poems are endowed with a rich, varied experience of life and a capacious imagination.
~Annie Finch, author of SPELLS.

Experienced by many, noticed by few, human interactions with nature are commemorated in Diane Lee Moomey's poems as she applies a graceful skill with words and rhythm to life's storms and felicities. Hers is a solitary motion through houses, their corners and furnishings, predictably both familiar and secretive. Like the bright, protected places beneath braided rugs, her poems glow with the mysteries of hesitation, deep quiet, and tender emotion. Holding them up to light like discovered jewels of nature, she turns her memories and her affection for loved ones in careful fingertips to the most revealing rays of expression and form.
~Casey FitzSimons, author of Listening for Prophecies

Projected Release date: Aug 1 2021.

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