Diane Kistner


Diane Kistner essentially stopped writing poetry in the seventies; she still, however, finds herself vibrating to the psychology, mystery, and music of poetry. Winner of several national poetry awards, a few poems from her only volume (Falling in Caves, Bootlaig Press, 1979) appear in the FutureCycle Poetry archives. Diane has spent most of her adult life working as an editor, typographer, and small press publisher; writing non-fiction and software utilities; and, in general, happily making huge messes while learning how to do and grow new things. Before retiring more than a decade ago, she worked as a trauma therapist specializing in PTSD, which she considers to be the most significant work of her life. She also developed and composed the music for Ultradia, a 90-minute ultradian rhythm entrainment cycle used in balancing and healing work. In addition to serving as director and "many hat wearer" for the press, she designs and edits most of the books and programs those pesky poetry ebooks.