Diane Jarvenpa (AKA Diane Jarvi)
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

Diane Jarvenpa is the author of Divining the Landscape  (New Rivers Press),
Ancient Wonders, the Modern World (Red Dragonfly Press) and most recently
The Tender Wild Things (New Rivers Press) which received the Midwest
Independent Publishers Association first prize in poetry book award.

She has received a fellowship grant in writing from the Minnesota State Arts Board
and a McKnight MacPhail performing fellowship. She is a singer/songwriter who
records under the name Diane Jarvi.

Click the link below to visit her website where you can buy her books and CDs:


Jarvenpa, Diane. Divining the Landscape: Poems. Minnesota Voices Project
Number 74. Minneapolis, MN: New Rivers P, 1994.

The tender Wild things. Moorhead, MN: New Rivers Press, 2007. Read a

---. “After the Concert” and five other poems. In Michael Karni and Aili Jarvenpa,
Sampo the Magic Mill: A Collection of Finnish-American Writing.
Minneapolis, MN: New Rivers Press, 1989.

---. “Where There Is Singing,” “In the Deep Woods,” “Tundra Swans,” and “Dance
 Connecting Souls: Finnish Voices in North America. Varpu Lindström &
Börje Vähämäki, editors. Beaverton, Ontario, Canada: Aspasia Books, 2000.
Diane Jarvenpa