by Diane Oatley
Diane Oatley (born 1960, Greenwich, Conn.) has lived in Oslo Norway since 1982.and works with literature and dance in a number of capacities, among these as a poet, freelance writer, dance critic, translator and teacher/performer of Oriental Dance. Expressions of the (feminine) body has been an ongoing focus in her dance practice and writing – the latter in the form of both essays, criticism and poetry published in newspapers, periodicals and in book form in Scandinavia, USA and Great Britain. She holds a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Oslo.
Reading “Technicians of the Sacred” some years ago promoted poetry to an important position in my intellectual life. When editors began to select my work for their publications, I was convinced that I had read the right book. I hope reading these poems will make you feel the same.
- James Hall