Diana Festa grew up in Italy. In 1972 she earned a PHD from the Graduate Centery of The City University of New York. She was a professor of literature at Brooklyn college and at the Graduate Center of CUNY. She has published four books, and many articles and poems. She now works as an accredited Gestalst therapist in New York City1998 0-7734-2845-3
These poems aim at giving a synthesis of impressions and considerations during a first encounter with the Far West in this country. They show both a passage to a new world, a discovery, and link with emotions and events of the past.