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Diana E. Hayes

Photo: Ramona Lam 2019

Diana Hayes was born in Toronto in 1955 and has lived on both coasts of Canada. She studied at the University of British Columbia and Victoria, receiving a B.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing. She was Poetry Editor for Prism international while at U.B.C. from ’80 – ’82. Her poetry, articles and fiction have appeared in various journals include CVII, Descant, Event, From An Island, Island, The Malahat Review, Poetry Canada Review, and her poetry ahs been broadcast on the CBC. Her published books include Two of Swords (co-editor), Moving Inland, The Classical Torso In 1980, The Choreography of Desire, Coming Home (anthology), This Is The Moon’s Work, and Labyrinth of Green (Fall 2019). Her play Islomania: Saga of the Settlers was produced by Salt of the Earth Productions and for the Salt Spring Festival of the Arts.

Over the past decade, Diana Hayes has expanded her poetic vision into the realm of photographic dream and narrative sequences and her work as art photographer has been shown through the Vancouver Association of Photographic Arts, the Exposure Gallery and the annual Photosynthesis Show on Salt Spring Island.

Since 1981, she has made her home on Salt Spring Island where she divides her time between writing, photography, working as a professional fundraiser in the not-for-profit health care sector, and when possible, travel.

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Two of Swords (editor, with Garry McKevitt). Poets' Trust, 1976
Moving Inland. Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1979
Islomania: Saga Of The Settlers. (script). Salt of The Earth Productions, 1984
The Classical Torso in 1980. Pulp Press Book Publishers,, 1988
The Choreography of Desire. Rainbow Publishers, 1999
Coming Home (anthology). Rainbow Publishers, 2003
This Is The Moon's Work. Mother Tongue Publishing Ltd., 2011
Labyrinth of Green. Rubicon/Plumleaf Press, 2019
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