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about diana

Diana Hope Tegenkamp is a Métis writer who lives and creates on Treaty 6 Territory, Homeland of the Métis.

Diana’s writing has appeared in CV2, Grain, Matrix, Queen Street Quarterly Review, Moosehead Anthology, Slingshot and Tessera.


Her first poetry book, Girl running, completed with Canada Council for the Arts and Saskatchewan Arts Board grants, will be published in Fall 2021 by Thistledown Press. 


"Birthmark" and "Motherfield," two poems from Girl running, were longlisted for the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize.

Her poem, "My father as rhythm in lake water," received second prize in the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Prize, and will come out in the summer issue of Prairie Fire magazine.


Many Good Places: Rediscovering the Métis and Settler Place-Worlds of My Parents, her second, in-process poetry manuscript, is supported by a Marian Hebb Research Grant.


Diana also works in other mediums, including film, photography, visual art, performance art, sound and music.