Diamond Forde

Diamond Forde is a PhD candidate at Florida State University. She received an MFA in Creative Writing at The University of Alabama. She is a Callaloo and Tin House fellow. Her work has appeared in Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, BOAAT, The Offing, and elsewhere. Her manuscript, Unlocking the Door, was a finalist for the 2019 Georgia Poetry Prize.


On the Way Home from a Business Trip, fat girl Pulls into a McDonald’s Drive-Thru in a Town She’ll Never See Again

    so when the attendant, anonymous in a macrocosm of microphones, asks fat girl if that completes her order, fat girl adds a McFlurry, finally free from shame’s ballet in her throat. fat girl pulls to the window and chitters like a murmuration of starlings. They both know fat […]