Intersections Featured Artist Diane Funston

Synkroniciti is proud to introduce the artists of our newest online issue, “Intersections,” available for download here: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/purchase-individual-issues/.

Join us in welcoming back poet Diane Funston with two richly vulnerable poems, “Intimacy” and “Heart.” As we age and see relationships end, assumptions are made about our capacity for intimacy and physical love. Sometimes we are the ones making the assumptions and meeting someone can open us up to new truths about who we are. “Heart” speaks of her husband’s triple bypass surgery and how it felt as if it was not only his heart threatened, but hers as well. These poems affirm the potential for love when it is unexpected and when it is threatened. Everything depends on how one embraces that love and its life-changing power.

Read these powerfully romantic poems in Synkroniciti’s “Intersections” issue.

Diane Funston writes poetry of nature and human nature. She co-founded a women’s poetry salon in San Diego, created a weekly poetry gathering in the high desert town of Tehachapi, CA and most recently has been the Yuba-Sutter Arts and Culture Poet-in-Residence for the past two years. It is in this role she created Poetry Square, a monthly online venue that features poets from all over the world reading their work and discussing creative process. Diane has been published in Synkroniciti, California Quarterly, Whirlwind, San Diego Poetry Annual, Summation, and quite a few other literary journals. Her first chapbook, “Over the Falls” was published this July 2022 from Foothills Publishing. Diane is also a visual artist in mosaic, wool felting, and collage. Her pieces have been in galleries in the Sacramento Valley.

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