As a professional singer, Diana Cole, translated many foreign language songs for concert programs. This inspired her to write her own poems. Between the stage and a ‘quiet room of her own’, she managed to stay sane. In the wings, some form of art making occupied her “spare” time.
Since retiring from singing she has let writing and art take over, becoming a stained glass artist and photographer and gratefully giving full days to writing. You can visit her website.
A Pushcart Prize nominee, Diana has published in over 40 journals including Poetry East, Spillway, Friends Journal, and the Main Street Rag Her chapbook, Songs By Heart was published in March, 2018 by Iris Press.
She is a member of Ocean State Poets whose mission is to encourage the reading, writing and sharing of poetry and to create opportunities for others to find their own voices. In this capacity, she offers workshops in reading aloud and participates in a number of projects to address social issues.
Diana lives in Rhode Island, where every neighborhood is a block from the water.
Author-in-hiding, Digital Artist-in-training, Student-in-perpetuum