Click here to see pictures of Dinah reading at the Granada (Nicaragua) Poetry Festival in 2011.
here for live recording on Youtube of Dinah reading at Kingsley Hall,
East London, July 2016.
Dinah Livingstone had a rural childhood in in the West of England and has lived in Camden Town, London, since 1966. She has received three Arts Council Writer's Awards for her poetry. She is also a translator and editor of the magazine Sofia. She has three children and two grandsons.
Her tenth poetry collection Embodiment was published in July 2019 with a London launch at Torriano Meeting House on July 12th. She will be reading from it at the Torbay Poetry Festival on October 19th 2019. Previous collections include The Vision Splendid (2014), Poems of Hampstead Heath and Regent's Park (2012), Kindness (2007), Presence (2003) and Time on Earth: Selected and New Poems, published by Rockingham Press in 1999. Click for a list of her publications and extracts from some reviews. She has given many poetry readings and talks in all kinds of venues at home and abroad.
Her most recent prose book The Making of Humanity: Poetic Vision and Kindness (2017) explores poetry and theology as sister arts and moves towards a kindly humanism. Click here for an interview in Acumen (January 2018) with the magazine's interviews editor, William Oxley.
Poetic Tales (2010), an essay in four chapters, offers a way into poetry even for the prosaic or merely puzzled, and a way into theology for atheists and all. A previous book-length essay The Poetry of Earth was published in 2000.
Dinah ran the well-known Camden Voices Poetry Group from 1978 to 1998. (Formally, it was an Adult Education class at Camden Institute -- ILEA until 1990 -- and then at the Working Men's College.) Her Poetry Handbook for Readers and Writers (Macmillan 1993) is dedicated to them.
She is a translator (from Spanish, French, German and Italian) with a special interest in Latin American writing. Click for list of her translations.
here to see pictures of her reading
at the Granada (Nicaragua) Poetry Festival in 2011.
Invitations to give
readings or talks may be sent to Dinah Livingstone at: firstname.lastname@example.org