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 working on a piece called "The Big Divide." It's about a life/marriage that crosses class.

Why do you write?

Making something new, having something important to say.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Favorite authors and favorite books? Too many to list!

The books on the top of the pile right now are Meadowlands and Agnes Grey.

Dianne McKnight-Warren's Wall

Jeffrey S. Callico – Mar 12, 2024

Thank you, Dianne, for the additional comments on Obligatories. Very happy it resonates! There are some readers of mine who in general are detractors as to the repetitive style, and I get that for sure.

Jeffrey S. Callico – Jan 11, 2024

Thanks for the comment/* on Intake; I'm very flattered by the Poe comparison. I really didn't have him in mind when writing it, though. Instead the style was in some ways influenced by the writing of Gary (Garielle) Lutz.

W. Scott Bowlin – Dec 17, 2023

Thank you for commenting on my story "Here You Cry." I am a fan of your work, and kudos for the amount you have put forth here.

Sheila Luecht – Dec 16, 2023

Thank you for commenting on my story " A Chosen Voice". I am always thinking, but sometimes not writing so much, my life is also like a painting in progress. I paint. When I was young it was important to do paintings in hours, not days, not months. Now I find myself spending so much time on progress, worrying about getting things "just right"; thank you for your words of encouragement.

Jeffrey S. Callico – Apr 29, 2023

Thanks, Dianne.

Sheila Luecht – Mar 27, 2023

Thank you for your comment on my story! It brought back great memories of that neighborhood and my childhood there. The Magic of the Old Man also made me remember my dad who was likely just as curious as me about that garden. Best, Sheila

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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