Author Bio

Diana Zimmerman was born in the traditional Mennonite community of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Diana received a B.A. in Theatre from Goshen College, Goshen, IN, in 1993. Her poetry has been published by Goshen College’s Pinchpenny Press, Rust+Moth, When Women Waken, and Rhubarb Magazine.  In 2014, her poem “A Perfectly Good Woman/El Tren” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  In 2012, she self-published a Spanish/English bilingual collection poetry called Tell me About the Telaraña.  Diana’s first work of prose, an early-childhood memoir called When the Roll Is Called A Pyonder:  Tales from a Mennonite Childhood, was released in 2014 by Electio Publishing.  Marry a Mennonite Boy and Make Pie, her second memoir, was released in 2017 by Workplay Publishing.

Since 1995, Diana has resided almost exclusively in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica.  She is currently accompanied by her three surf boards and two cats.

2 thoughts on “Author Bio

  1. Hello Diana–I just read you essay, Dawning, (posted by Michelle Milne on FB). It is beautifully written with much wisdom. I appreciate and admire all that it is.

    I have some memory of your time at GC but cannot remember for sure if you took any art classes. Regardless, you have given me (and many others) a gift with this essay. Thank you!!


    • Hi Judy. Yes, I do remember you! I think I may have had an art class (something very general) my first year, then I did theatre and didn’t make it back into the art building much.

      I’m glad this reached you if it spoke to you. As Rilke so wisely says, that a thing is difficult is all the more reason that we should do it. Blessings.

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