"Images of Reflection and Longing" by Diane G. Martin
Diane G. Martin, Russian literature specialist and graduate of Willamette University, has published fiction and memoir in New London Writers, a vignette in Vine Leaves Literary Review, creative nonfiction in Poetry Circle, Open: Journal of Arts and Letters, and Breath and Shadow. Her poetry has appeared in the Willamette Review of the Liberal Arts, Portland Review of Art, Pentimento, Twisted Vine Leaves, The Examined Life, Wordgathering, Dodging the Rain, Antiphon, Dark Ink, Gyroscope, and soon in Poor Yorick and Opportunity Publishing Anthology, in addition to translated poetry in Rhino. Her photos have been exhibited in the US, Russia, and Italy, published in Conclave, Slipstream, Dodging the Rain, Stonecoast Review; Dark Ink, and soon in Tulane Review. She has broadcast essays on Maine Public Radio, as well as participating in radio programs and documentaries in the US and Russia. She has recently completed a collection of memoirs.
Long-time resident of San Francisco, CA, Maine, USA, St. Petersburg, Russia and, more recently, Sansepolcro, Italy, Diane has traveled widely and often, owing to immigration restrictions, reluctantly. The themes of exile, disability, and displacement pervade her work.