WRITING

Over the course of my photography career I have contributed articles related to jewelry photography in many publications including MJSA Journal and InStore Magazine. Most significantly I was featured in the book Profiting by Design (Marlene Richey, MJSA Press). Non-fiction articles have appeared in ADORNMENT magazine and on the Ruminate blog Wakenings. Short fiction has appeared in North by Northeast (2019, Littoral Books) and The DIssident.

SOME WRITINGS
  • Sestina

    A Box of Mother (Sestina) Robert Diamante   I flew to Texas to visit my Mother. She in the living room looking changed. Only two months since my last trip,...

  • The Night I Saw Marianne Faithfull

    This short was written for a class in Creative Non-Fiction taken in the late 1990’s. READ NOW...

  • North by Northeast

    Read (“Blue Eyes” and “The Barren”) in North by Northeast: An Anthology of Writers from Maine published by Littoral Books. PURCHASE HERE...

  • The Cosmic Ellipsis…

    Ruminate Magazine has a wonderful blog filled with insightful articles. I am thrilled to be included among the writers on The Waking. Read “The Cosmic Eli...

  • Tekton

      READ “Tekton”   Recently, I visited friends in Amman, Jordan. It was my first trip to the Middle East, and though my experience was quic...

  • She Likes Graduations

    She Likes Graduations Robert Diamante   The girl walks up the aisle. She smiles at everyone who stumbles on her gaze, her thin shoulders are hunched forwar...

  • The Emasculate Connection

    “…Matthew must have had in mind the practitioners of a pagan cult active in the Greco-Roman world during Jesus’ lifetime, a cult whose geographica...

  • Why Scarlett Never Really Loved Ashley, Anyway.

    Why Scarlett Never Really Loved Ashley, Anyway. by Robert Diamante I drown, I surface, I breathe. I drown again; a vexing cycle. Once I chose a simple stroke. I...

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    Crows

    Crows By Robert Diamante   I prefer my winter hues maudlin: the poetry flows. I prefer the sky cast gray, lighted by the crows....

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    The Plowman

    The Earnestness of the Plowman Robert Diamante   I work hard every spring To redefine the lines between my lawn and the gravel drive, the sidewalk and the ...

  • Casting Idols: The Golden Women of Lars Von Trier

    READ THE PAPER: Casting Idols: The Golden Women of Lars Von Trier...

  • Exegesis of Exodus 25: 10-22

    A PINTEREST board has been created that shows many of the visual elements discussed in this paper: THE ARK OF EXODUS Read: The State of the Ark: A Material and ...

BACKYARD

In 2018 I moved back to Maine after two years in Boulder, Colorado. I’ve owned a house in Bangor for many years but never really lived in it. I had decided it was time to settle.

In early 2020 I enrolled in a Master Gardener class through the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension. Inspired by the possibilities of what a small in-town urban yard could become, I decided to start a diary of when my yard ended and when my garden began.

  • Robert Diamante Gareden Diary Backyard Dive in Denver Botanical Garden

    That First Summer (or so)

    Misunderstanding your backyard topography is the second biggest sin you can commit when creating a landscape. The first is not having a plan. I was drowning una...

  • The Beginning

    I wish you could have seen the backyard when I first bought the house. Today, I look out at the devastation I have created and wonder, have I gotten anywhere in...