Diane Thiel

Diane Thiel is the author of eleven books of poetry and nonfiction. A new book of poetry, Questions from Outer Space, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in spring 2022. A Regents’ Professor at the University of New Mexico, she is the recipient of PEN, NEA, and Fulbright awards. She has traveled and lived in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia, working on literary and environmental projects.

Shadow and Light

I wish it were that simple, / watching for omens, seeking / guidance on the long road. / The shadow travels through / most days. . . .