Diana Goetsch

Diana Goetsch (formerly Douglas Goetsch) is a poet and freelance teacher of writing. Her latest book is Nameless Boy.

Poetry Stand

How a precocious group of high school poets learned to provide verse on demand

by Diana Goetsch | Saturday, September 01, 2007

Everybody

A forever thing

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Educating

We teach by being ourselves

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Gatekeepers

Medical science needs to back off

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Second Adolescence

You’re wearing that?

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Recovery

You look like a different person

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Coma

I might be alive.

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Stalkers

He had no idea how much danger he was in.

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Positive Deviance

I’ll be me

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Narrative Control

Our groundbreaking year suddenly doesn’t look so groundbreaking

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Fabric Factory, Circa 1987

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Traveling Light

How do women do it?

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Stealth

Here’s some real complexity

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Casualties

“I’ll see you never”

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Out and About

My expanding habitat

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sophia

Protecting life itself

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Hair

She saw her hair hanging from a tree

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Inside & Outside

My only role models

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Research

Perhaps I really was a space alien

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Surgery

There I was: Barbie.

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Community

Isolation kept me safe

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Minority

A zombie narrative

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Matthew

A kind of courage I’d never seen

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Second Veil

Envying girls, despising boys

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Trans Competence

Misgendering is more than a faux pas

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Privilege

Now that I’ve joined an oppressed minority …

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wrong Body?

Trapped in the wrong culture

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Between People

In a very real sense, all of us are transitioning

by Diana Goetsch | Monday, October 26, 2015

Shame

Why can’t we embrace what we love?

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Welcome

The nectar and poison of femininity

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tell It on a Mountain

Do we trust our vision?

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Cabin

Euphoria and terror on a solo retreat

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Baseball’s Loss of Innocence

When the 1919 Black Sox scandal shattered Ring Lardner’s reverence for the game, the great sportswriter took a permanent walk

by Diana Goetsch | Wednesday, March 02, 2011