Dianne McKnight-Warren

Location Vermont
Occupation writer/teacher
Website http://

About Me

I used to teach English and writing classes; I've published quite a few short pieces in various magazines; I'm always trying to write differently than I write.

I'm presently working on a novel titled Snowlight in Vermont.

Why do you write?

Making something new, having something important to say.

Any favorite authors? Books?

The books waiting for me right now are

To the Lighthouse
Interpreter of Maladies
Dreaming by the Book
The End of the Story

I have read some of each of them so far.

Beloved, A Death in the Family, Wuthering Heights, Mrs. Dalloway, Light in August, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and many more.

Dianne McKnight-Warren's Wall

Miguel Lasala – Mar 08, 2023

Thanks for checking out Professor _______!

Jeffrey S. Callico – Sep 16, 2022

Thanks Dianne for comment on Commercials; very glad you enjoyed. Also good to be back.

Ivan Reyes – Nov 09, 2019

Thank you for your comments on The Continuum of Flames!!

Amantine B – Apr 02, 2019

Thank you Dianne for reading and commenting on ps . . .

Ulrica Hume – Oct 01, 2018

Dianne, thanks for reading "Lost Splendors."

Ulrica Hume – Jun 14, 2018

thanks for your thoughts about "Ambassador of Nowhere," Dianne.

Gary Percesepe – Apr 18, 2018

so thankful for you--taking the time to read my work--all best--g

Christopher Bowen – Feb 06, 2018

Thank you for your commentary on my piece, Dianne.

Tim G. Young – Nov 02, 2017

Hi Dianne, thanks so much for reading The Player and for that perfect comment!

Gary Percesepe – Sep 19, 2017

thanks for reading my wee dead poets poem, and commenting!

Ed Higgins – Jun 22, 2017

Dianne, Thanx for you nice comment re my poem in riverbabble! Also, you've inadvertently made me recall I wanted to write a piece about my dinner with Wm. Stafford because of your Updike piece a while back--ha, gotta get on that (ah, right after haying season here on the farm).

Ray Nessly – Feb 05, 2017

Dianne, thank you for your generous comments re Marcel Unchained (and Early Winter Haikus). Added you to my contacts. Cheers, ray

Gary Percesepe – Nov 25, 2016

Thanks for your gracious and generous comment on my recent poems, here. I'm so glad you are in this community.

Gary Percesepe – Aug 31, 2016

thanks fr your note, and glad to hear you feel some better about updike, hehehe

it's certainly possible we were in MR together yes---I was an Associate Editor there for many years with Fredrick Barthelme, we morphed into BLIP and now New World Writing--

Cheers, gary

Gary Percesepe – Aug 02, 2016

wonderful to meet you here--and thanks again for your comment on my poem

loved your updike story---

here's mine:http://brevitymag.com/nonfiction/a-letter-to-updike/

i'm not on this site much anymore, except to try out a new poem from time to time--

buy glad i was able to read your work today---some of it

cheers, gary

Kitty Boots – Jul 11, 2016

Hello Dianne,

Thanking you for positive response to my poem, "Backslider".

Dianne McKnight-Warren – Jul 10, 2016

Yes it does. Thank you.

David Ackley – Jul 10, 2016

Hi Dianne,
I thought I'd publically thank you for your (far too generous) comments on my poems. It's so nice of you to be so forthcoming in your praise, and I'm very pleased that my poems moved you to respond in that way. Sometimes, when I read Yeats I think, why bother--but then I think, okay I can't make that great wind blow through the soul, but maybe something could stir a bit of a cooling breeze in someone of like mind, and it seems worth a shot.



Barry Friesen – May 22, 2016

Generous of you to notice my little poem, and to comment. I appreciate it, Dianne.

Darryl Price – Aug 05, 2010

I'm with you on pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

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