Diana Hayes

Diana Hayes was born in 1955 Toronto and has lived on both coasts of Canada.  She studied at University of Victoria and U.B.C., receiving a BA and MFA in Creative Writing. She has five published books, including This is the Moon’s Work: New and Selected Poems published in 2011 by MTP and “Labyrinth of Green”, published by Plumleaf Press Summer 2019.  She co-edited the poetry anthologies, “Two of Swords” and “Coming Home”.  Her poetry was included in the anthologies “Full Moon”, “Rocksalt”, “Forcefield”, “111 West Coast Literary Portraits”, and “Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds” (forthcoming Spring 2020).  Her narrative photography has been featured in galleries in costal BC and commissioned for book covers.  Her practice of year-round ocean swimming inspired the formation of the Salt Spring Seals in 2002.  Salt Spring Island has been home since 1981.

More information about Diana Hayes is available on her website.