Diane Glancy

Fiction, Poetry, Stage

Diane Glancy is professor emerita at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.  For the past five years she taught in the low-residency MFA program at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She also teaches a cohort on experimental writing at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. 

Glancy’s latest books, Island of the Innocent: A Consideration of the Book of Job, and A Line of Driftwood: The Ada Blackjack Story, were published by Turtle Point Press in 2020 and 2021.  A book of nonfiction, Home Is the Road: Wandering the Land, Shaping the Spirit, was published in 2022 by Broadleaf Books, Fortress Press.  In 2023, Turtle Point published Psalm to Whom(e), and Jawbone, a poetry collection, won the Fort Worth Chapbook competition.  Forthcoming in 2024 is Quadrille: Christianity and the Early New England Indians, written during a fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. 

Among her awards are two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, an American Book Award, a Minnesota Book Award, an Oklahoma Book Award, a Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas.  Glancy lives in north central Texas where many tribes camped, Apache, Comanche, Wichita, Waco, Kiowa.  Their silenced voices are part of her work.  Her other books and awards are on her website, www.dianeglancy.com.

Festival Years: 1990, 1998, 2000, 2008, 2018, 2024