Strings Attached:
Poems by Diane DeCillis

“These wonderful poems have their own needles and threads built right into them and the warmth of deepest care…” More…

Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Transfer and Fuel

“Diane DeCillis is the ‘Belle of the String Theory Ball,’ rooted in Detroit, passionate about her Lebanese grandmother, good food, art, and dreams. These warm philosophical poems explore a cultural and emotional terrain…” More…

Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine

“To say there’s a seedy elegance to these sparkly, crystalline poems is to say they contain everything from broken glass to diamonds…In fact, Diane DeCillis’s grasp of the world’s gritty beauty means there isn’t a whole lot that isn’t in these poems…” More…

David Kirby, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and author of The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems


Listen to Diane’s poem “To Lean” read by Garrison Keillor on Writers Almanac

Diane’s interview with Cynthia Canty on Michigan Public Radio

Diane’s “sermon” “Strings Attached: What Connects Us” as guest speaker First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit