Dianne Woods Ashley lives a woodsy ten-minute walk to Cape Cod Bay. Dianne’s poems come partly from her experiences as a volunteer at Wellfleet Bay Audubon Sanctuary, where she indulges her delight in the marsh, the water, and the woods. Her justice work on behalf of people, animals, and the earth inspire poems also.
She has received awards for her poetry from the Tony Hoagland National Poetry Competition at the Cape Cod Cultural Center, the Veterans for Peace Poetry Competition, the WOMR Joe Gouveia Regional Poetry Competition, and the Passager poetry contest issue. Her poems have been published in the Cape Cod Times, the anthology World of Water, World of Sand, and the national collection Poets Against the War.
Dianne taught English and Literary Magazine at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia, and before that at Penn State, and in the Peace Corps in the rural middle school in Senafe, Eritrea. She lives in Eastham with her husband Jeff Bumby and two kittens. She has a beloved extended family including two children and two grandsons.
Paperback: 118 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (October 26, 2022)