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Dianna Henning

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Janesville, California, United States

EDUCATION:
Master of Fine Arts in Writing �89, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
English Major, California State University, Sacramento, 1984-1987
Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO�Apprenticeship with Allen Ginsberg
John Abbot College, Kirkland, Quebec, Canada, 1972-1973
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

May of 2008 Participant in California Council Stories for the Humanities Grant
Taught creative-writing to Native American participants at the Rancheria in Susanville and work was collected for an anthology entitled Small Moments in Times which I co-edited.

1999 - 2002 Recipient of a California Arts Council Residency
DIAMOND VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL, Susanville, CA

Oct. 93 - May �98 Artist-Facilitator for Arts-In-Corrections
CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL CENTER, Susanville, CA
Responsible for directing a prison art department which includes visual arts, drama, music, creative writing, and includes supervision/training of contract artist instructors and inmate clerks. Responsible for overall vision of Arts in Corrections.

July �89 - Aug �93 Artist-in-Residence
OLD FOLSOM PRISON & CALIFORNIA STATE PRISON, Sacramento
WILLIAM JAMES ASSOCIATION - PRISON ARTS PROJECT
Developed and presented workshops in Language Arts, Creative Writing for Old Folsom inmates. This included poetry, essays, the short story and playwriting. One inmate script resulted in top state-wide award and was produced in L.A.

April �90 - June �93 Artist-in-Residence for WJA & CAC, AIR, Multi-Residency
STOCKTON YOUTH AUTHORITY, Stockton, CA
Developed and presented workshops in Creative Writing for O.H. Close School. This included the writing of poetry and the short story.

1982 - 1985 Area Coordinator � California Poets in the Schools
Supervised three poet-teachers, screened applications, coordinated meetings with school administrators, trained new poet-teachers, wrote and managed all aspects of program, including grant/funding requirements, and directed public relations

1982 - 1989 Poet-Teacher � California Poets in the Schools
Developed curriculum for Poetry and Creative Writing courses in the Nevada County School District for grades three through twelve. Also taught writing workshops and literature classes for students at Nevada Union High and Colfax High Schools, and conducted Poetry Workshops for Chana High School and Ophir Elementary School near Auburn.

PUBLICATIONS, In Part:
Manzanita, Poetry & Prose of the Mother Lode, 2010; Poetry Now, 2010; Canary, a CA Environmental e-zine, 2010; The Meadow, 2010; Tule Review, 2010; California Quarterly, �09; Psychological Perspectives �09; FutureCycle �09; Tiger�s Eye Press, 2009; Red Rock Review, 2009; Poetry Now, 2009; Hawai�i Pacific Review�s,The Best of the Decade, 1998 to 2007 Anthology; Poetry International, 2007; Leaves by Night, Flowers by Day, 2007; Ginosko, �07; Ash Canyon Review 2006; Seattle Review �06; Swink Magazine, (on-line); Blue Fifth Review,(on-line); Fugue; Asheville Poetry Review; The Louisville Review; Blueline Anthology; Hawai�i Pacific Review; The Mid-America Poetry Review; 88, A Journal Of Contemporary American Poetry; Red Rock Review, 2006; Moon Journal 2005; Connecticut River Review 2004; Suisun Valley Review, 2004; California Quarterly, #30 2004; The Blueline Anthology, 2004; The Mid-America Poetry Review, Spring 2004; HazMat Review, 2004; South Dakota Review, 2003; Poet�s Corner Press, Best Poetry, 2004; 88, A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, 2002; Psychological Perspectives, 2002; South Dakota Review, 2002; Hawaii Pacific Review, 2002; Fugue, 2001; HAZMat Review, 2001; The Sacramento Anthology: One Hundred Poems, Sept. 2001; The Larcom Review, A Journal of the Arts �01. Literature of New England, Spring/Summer 2001; The Red Rock Review, Summer 2001; �Words, Like Stone,� The Mid-American Poetry Review, 2001; Tiger�s Eye: A Journal of Poetry, 2001; Peregrine Press, 20th Anniversary, 2001; Crazyhorse, 2000; Psychological Perspectives, 2000; The Louisville Review, Vol. 46, 1999; The Tule Review, 1999; Potpourri, Vol. 11, No. 3; Red Rock Review, 1999; Asheville Poetry Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1998; Fugue, No. 17, 1998; Poems & Plays, 1998.

HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
�The Broken Bone Tongue,� published by Black Buzzard Press �09
Read Nov. 30th for the Sacramento Poetry Center�s series & signed books
Poets & Writers Workshop Grant for Native Americans Nov. 2008
Spearheaded a LCC Poets & Writers Grant for National Poetry Month, Writing Festival �08
Finalist in Russian Writers� Exchange �07
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize �06 by the Hawai�i Pacific Review
Awarded Sundance Bookstore TMCC Scholarship April, 2005
Book �The Tenderness House� published by Poets� Corner Press, Stockton, CA 2004
Guest Workshops for Art & Poetry April & May 2004, Janesville School, CA
Featured Guest Poet, Creative Writing Workshop Leader, Literary Contest Judge & Reader, April 15 to April 17th 2004 through Plumas County Arts Commission/Feather River College
Panelist, California Arts Council, Feb. 2001
Third Place Winner, CA State Library�s Focus on Writers 1st Chapter of a novel
First Place Winner, Event Horizon�s 1st Book Award��The Everlasting�
Full Scholarship, Vermont College, Post-Graduate Manuscript Workshop
Finalist, Poems & Plays Chapbook Competition
Finalist, Cleveland State University, Poetry Book Competition
Fellowship to the Dublin Writers� Centre, Ireland, sponsored by Eastern Washington University
First Place Winner in Poetry in the Northern California Library Writers� Competition, Nov. 14, 1 �The Broken Bone Tongue,� published by Black Buzzard Press �09
CRITICAL STUDIES:
Critical essay, �A Sudden Flaming Word,� on William B. Yeats, published in Psychological Perspectives, 25th Anniversary Reflections, issue Thirty-One, 1995
Delivered Conference Paper, 20th Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, 1990, �Alfonsina Storni: A Passionate Pilgrimage from a Feminist Perspective�
Critical Essay, �Shards of Childhood Memory�: A Study of Elizabeth Bishop, Pembroke Magazine, Pembroke University, North Carolina, 1990
Critical Essay, �A Case for a Healing Poetic: A Study of Alan Ginsburg and Other Contemporary Poets,� Poet News, Sacramento, 1987

Interests: New Review of Henning's Work can be found at the site posted: Dianna MacKinnon Henning has a new poem, The Intemperate, in Blue Fifth Review. See website: Blue Fifth Review: Blue Five Notebook Series | poetry, flash, and ... Hawaii Pacific University/

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No

 

Published works:

Poetry

  • THE TENDERNESS HOUSE
  • THE BROKEN BONE TONGUE