Poet and Writer

Diana Lischer

I greet the beginning of the page with each soft layer, a song across the stage.

Diana Lischer’s poetry has appeared in the Anthology of New England Writers, Vermont Almanac: Stories about and from the land, Vermont Life, Larcom Review, Buffalo Bones, and others.

In 2012, Diana won Vermont Life’s Ralph Nadding Hill Award for her poem, “Dreaming of Apples”, with honorarium from Green Mountain Power Corporation. She has read her commentaries on Vermont Public Radio. For several years, she wrote an arts and literary column for the Brattleboro Reformer, interviewing artists and writers, including former Poet Laureate Donald Hall. Her commentaries have also appeared in The Commons Newspaper, Windham County.

With support from Great River Arts Institute and a Vermont Arts Council grant, she studied with Former Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNoird, Thomas Lux and Former Vermont Poet Laureate Ellen Bryant Voigt in Patzcuaro, Mexico. She has read her work at libraries, bookstores, etc.

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Her poem, “If Margaret Sanger Sang a Song” was set to music by NH composer, Lawrence Siegel and performed by women’s acapella ensemble, Femme M’amie at the Academy of Music, Concord, NH.

She received her BA from Vermont College where she wrote her first published poem, “Black Bear”. She attended Vermont poetry residencies at Vermont Studio Center and the Dorset Colony, the latter supported by a Vermont Arts Council to work on a hospice memoir.

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