Diana Pinckney’s work has appeared in Green Mountains Review, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Arroyo, RHINO, Cave Wall, NC Literary Review, Nine Mile Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, The Ekphrastic Review and other journals and anthologies. She has led workshops for the N.C. Poetry Society, the Charlotte Writer’s Club, the S.C. Writer’s Network and Charlotte Literary Center for the Arts. Author of 5 collections of poetry, including The Beast and The Innocent, 2015, Pinckney is the winner of The 2010 EKPHRASIS Magazine Prize, Atlanta Review’s 2012 International Poetry Prize and the Press 53 Prime Number 2018 Award. She is currently at work on a series of poems about Edward Hopper’s paintings. Diana admits that she is addicted to writing ekphrastic poems.