Diane Wald was born in Paterson, NJ, and has lived in Massachusetts since 1972. She holds a B.A. from Montclair State College and an M.F.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has published over 200 poems in literary magazines since 1966. She was the recipient of a two-year fellowship in poetry from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has been awarded the Grolier Poetry Prize, The Denny Award, and The Open Voice Award. She also received a state grant from the Artists Foundation (Massachusetts Council on the Arts). She has published two chapbooks (MY HAT THAT WAS DREAMING from White Fields Press and DOUBLE MIRROR from Runaway Spoon Press) and won the Green Lake Chapbook Award from Owl Creek Press. A full-length collection, LUCID SUITCASE, was published by Red Hen Press in 1999. Her more recent poems appear in THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW, SKANKY POSSUM, FENCE, THE HAT, VERSE, and THE PATERSON REVIEW. An interview with Diane and poet Michael Burkard appears in the Spring 2001 edition of RAIN TAXI.