A native of Western New York, DM Denton (Diane M Denton, nee DiGiacomo) finds her voice in poetry and prose, truth and imagination. Through observation and study, inspired by music, art, classic literature, nature, and the contradictions of the creative and human spirit, she loves to wander into the past to discover stories of interest and meaning for the present, writing from her love of language and a fascination with what has been left in the shadows.
Her educational journey took her from a theater and communication major at SUNY Brockport to an English literature and history curriculum at Rosary Hill College (now known as Daemen College), Amherst, NY and Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, England. She stayed in the UK for sixteen years in a yellow-stoned village with thatched cottages, duck pond, and twelfth century church and an abbey turned Jacobean manor house (now Fairleigh Dickinson University Wroxton College), surrounded by the beautiful hills, woods and fields of the Oxfordshire countryside—a life-changing experience that resonates in her personal and professional endeavors to this day.
Always writing and creating, DM Denton’s day jobs have included gardening, retail, administration, and volunteer coordinating at WNED Public Broadcasting. She currently works as clerk for the Zoning and Codes Administration of the small rural Western New York town where she resides in a cozy log cabin along with her mother and a multitude of cats.
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