Diane Yohn

Writer for stage, television, film, novella, & poetry. Visual artist in photography & computer art with showings at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA, Santa Barbara Arts Pavilion; cover art for numerous books (“The Secret Power of Naming”, “Love in the Fast Lane”, “I Was Indian” Volume II)

CURRENTLY: Advisory Board Member for Wild Blackhorse Press ~ Where Indigenous Writing Thrives: www.wildblackhorsepress.com

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ARTIST LAUREATE AWARD INFO

What did the Fellowship or Laureate mean to you at the time you received it?

Being a recipient of the Fellowship was a both a key recognition in the arc of the life of my play "Tiospei," as well as a launch into other realms and genres of writing.

What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?

I am currently in publishing negotiations for my latest work, a novel with a working title "Feeding Spirits," another work rooted in my Native American (Cheyenne/Lakota) heritage. I have had excerpts from this work as well as poetry published in Yellow Medicine Review, I Was Indian - Volumes I & II, and Sable Literary Magazine (UK). Plus I've done commissioned cover art for several publications.

What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?

Be **self-defining** and tenacious. Evolve from your work. Let others do the lying.

Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?

Dynamic and explosively instant revolutions.

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Award Year(s): 2001
Laureate Award Category: Lit Arts / Playwriting

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