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Diane Furtney

Diane Furtney’s poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Critical Quarterly (England), and other journals. She has authored two chapbooks and two comic mystery novels (Murder at the MLA and Murder in the New Age under the pseudonym D. J. H. Jones). Her translations have appeared in International Poetry Review, Rhino, and Stand (England).


The Nights in June

Fall 2005 | Poetry

Victor Hugo (1802–1885), “Nuits de juin” (1840) In summer, near the far end of the day, wildflowers covering the plain spray —outward and up, into the distances— an intoxicating light perfume. In a trance, both eyes closed, your ears jus [...]

Lovers’ Conversation

Fall 2005 | Poetry

Paul Verlaine (1844–1896), “Colloque sentimental” Just now, under branches furred with ice, two figures passed. Almost nothing stirred. Their eyes: vacant. Their lips: soft, blurred. It could hardly be heard, what they were saying. Old branc [...]