Diana Whitney writes across the genres in Southern Vermont. Her first book, Wanting It, became an indie bestseller and won the Rubery International Book Award in poetry. She is the poetry columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, and her essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, Ms. Magazine, The Boston Globe, Green Mountains Review, and many more. Diana is the winner of the 2015 Women’s National Book Association poetry prize, selected by Ellen Bass, and has received grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Vermont Arts Endowment Fund, and the Vermont Studio Center.
Diana has a Masters in English Literature from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and attended the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. Her irreverent parenting column, Spilt Milk, was syndicated for years, ran as a public radio commentary series, and lives on as a blog at The Huffington Post.
A yoga teacher by trade, Diana runs Core Flow Yoga out of a studio attached to her family’s farmhouse. She is currently seeking a publisher for her new memoir about motherhood and sexuality, represented by agent Lisa DiMona of Writers House.