Author | Poet | Playwright | Teacher
After a three decade long career of owning and curating an award-winning gallery, Detroit native Diane DeCillis began her second career as a writer. Shortly after this career change, Diane was named a 2015 Michigan Notable Book, winner of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Poetry, and a finalist for the Indie Fab Award for Poetry. Today, Diane continues her journey as a writer through her authorship of several books, poetry, short stories, and playwriting. Diane also conducts workshops and events live and zia Zoom upon request.
Latest Works from Diane
When The Heart Needs A Stunt Double
by Diane DeCillis
Who wouldn’t want a metaphorical stunt double to take the perilous fall that comes with the pain of loss or profound disappointment? The poems in When the Heart Needs a Stunt Double by Diane DeCillis consider resourceful ways in which we become our own stunt double and explore through a poet’s eyes the anatomy of the mind, body, and soul.
Diane DeCillis’s latest collection, When the Heart Needs a Stunt Double, is that rare book that is both funny and momentous. Her lyrical evocations of people and places in Southeast Michigan are full of empathy, tenderness, and whimsical irony. DeCillis captures our humanity in all its moods—no small task—Wayne State University Press.
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Reviews and Press
Weathering the Times Poetry: 2021
author of Contradictions in the Design
author of Holoholo
Mary Jo Firth
author of Soluble Fish
author of Trumbull Ave. (Wayne State University Press, 2015)
Linda Nemec Foster
author of The Blue Divide, Talking Diamonds, and Amber Necklance from Gdansk
author ofWild Flight
When the Heart Needs a Stunt Double selected for the American Academy of Poets 25th Anniversary Reading List for Poetry Month.
When the Heart Needs a Stunt Double Made Publishers Weekly List