Diana Hayes studied at the University British Columbia and Victoria, receiving a B.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing. At UBC she was poetry editor of Prism International from 1980 to 1982.

Her published books include Moving Inland, The Classical Torso In 1980, The Choreography of Desire, and Coming Home (anthology). Her play, Islomania: Saga of the Settlers, was produced by Salt of the Earth Productions in 1984 as a tribute to early Salt Spring Island pioneers. She is currently Production Manager for Salt Spring’s Theatre Alive, a member of Photosynthesis and started the Salt Spring Seal Swim Team in 2002. Over the past decade, Diana Hayes has expanded her poetic vision into the realm of photographic dreamscapes and narratives. She divides her time between writing, photography, producing literary events and working as a professional fundraiser.

CITY/TOWN: Salt Spring Island

DATE OF BIRTH: September 9, 1955

PLACE OF BIRTH: Toronto

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Hospital Administration

[Photo by Alane Lalonde]

BOOKS:

This is the Moon's Work: New and Selected Poems (Mother Tongue 2011) 978-1-896949-11-6 $19.95
Coming Home (anthology), 2003 Rainbow Publishers
The Choreography of Desire, 1999 Rainbow Publishers
The Classical Torso in 1980, 1987 Pulp Press
Moving Inland, 1979 Fiddlehead Poetry Books
Two of Swords (anthology, co-editor), 1976 Poets' Trust

[BCBW 2011] "Poetry" "Stageplay"