I am a writer and poet living in East Devon. I have published four works of nonfiction, two collections of poetry, various reviews, essays and short memoir pieces in magazines, journals and anthologies.

My most recent publication is a lyric essay 'Growing Up In Animals', published in On the Seawall (https://www.ronslate.com)

I have recently completed a hybrid book, Coming Home to Holly Tree Cottage. This is a braided narrative that combines the history of a seventeenth-century cottage (my 65th home) and some of its previous inhabitants with bore holes into my own personal history and that of S.T. Coleridge's mother. It explores the many-layered meanings of home.


Diana Gittins = Writer and Poet