A Celebration of Dina Von Zweck and Deer in the Headlights: Afterlife Poems of Dina von Zweck
Dina von Zweck (1933-2012) was a prolific and adventuresome multimedia artist—poet, novelist, playwright, and painter, who was the award-winning author of 31 books that she produced while Director of Publishing at CBS Inc. from 1972 through 1986 where she co-authored two non-fiction books, American Victorian (Harper & Row), and Venus Unbound (Simon & Schuster). She has published numerous collections of poetry including The History of Words, Halloween, Sam Shepard’s Dog, and Peppermint Candy & Other Poems. Her novels include Mica’s Brain, Flim Flam, Wheel of Fire, The Beekeeper, Dominga, El Rio Hablando (The Talking River), which was a finalist for the Willa Catha Fictionwriting Award, and in 2000, Celebrity, her collection of fictional portraits won that Award. Among her 22 plays are Tokyo Rose, William Burroughs @ The Automat, Glass House and The White Parrot.