Featured Artist: Diane Funston

Synkroniciti is thrilled to welcome artist and poet Diane Funston, with three captivating poems: “Labyrinth Lost,” “Cleansing” and “Midnight.” The first is a lament for those who persist in seeing different traditions as threatening–how much they miss by seeing antagonism everywhere and how they limit their neighbor’s experience with their lack of understanding and tolerance. The second relates a time of peace and togetherness during a difficult season marred by personal tragedy and pandemic strain. The last is pure noir, as a night-time walk turns into an encounter with the otherworldly. Diane’s focus is wonderful, pulling you into her experience. Not only does she possess a vivid internal life, she has the tools and the desire to share it. Empathy and curiosity abound.

Read these gripping poems in Synkroniciti’s upcoming issue, “Ritual,” available now. Subscribe or purchase the individual issue here.

Diane Funston lives in Marysville, California, in the Sacramento Valley. Diane has been published in various journals including California Quarterly, Cabbages and Kings, GUTS, San Diego Poetry Annual, Snapdragon, Whirlwind, Sharp Piece of Awesome, Lift It Up, Summation, and Palettes and Quills, among others. She has recently been appointed as the Poet-in-Residence for Yuba-Sutter Arts and Culture and will be developing some programs throughout the year.

Diane grows a balance of both words and produce in her large garden including many fruit trees and vegetable beds. She hikes with her husband and pit bull Kira and spoils her tiny chihuahua, Zora. When not writing, Diane is usually weeding.


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