Poetry. Diana Anhalt's newest collection, BECAUSE THERE IS NO RETURN, is the reminiscence of her life in Mexico after fleeing the U.S. with her parents during the McCarthy Era. After nearly sixty years Diana returned to the US, only to find that it was no longer her home. She has since cataloged the things you can't take back in a carry-on—the bougainvillea, taxicab rosaries, wet season rainbows—and laments them all here. Consequently, her poetry surrenders to the seductress that is nostalgia, porque nunca hay retorno: because there is no return.
Diana Anhalt's poetry has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Nimrod Journal, The Atlanta Review, Sow's Ear, and Comstock Review. Her essays, short stories and book reviews have been published in both English and Spanish. She is the author of three chapbooks, Shiny Objects (Estampa Artes Graficas), Second Skin (Future Cycle Press) and Lives of Straw (Finishing Line Press), and two books, A Gathering of Fugitives (Archer Books) and BECAUSE THERE IS NO RETURN (Passager Books, 2015). In 2010, Diana returned to the US after almost sixty years as a resident in Mexico, to be closer to her family. She now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Author City: USA