Donna Kirven better known in the poetry world as “Celestial Dancer, was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., but currently lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters, where she enjoys and copes with life through love, laughter, music and a passion for writing.
She has written poetry since age 10, and had her first poem published in her high school newspaper. Donna attended Temple University, and is currently a master’s candidate in organizational psychology. In addition to her career as a medical laboratory educator, Donna has extended her passion for writing to the professional arena and for the past six years has written as a dedicated columnist and editorial consultant for Advance@ Magazine for Medical Laboratory Professionals.
In her first book, “When a Band-Aid Isn’t Enough,” Donna has assembled a unique collection of poetic perspectives that she believes sifts far beneath the surface of words, taking the reader directly to the unwritten layers of feeling. Some poems urge tears, others extract involuntary smiles, but all will reflect that writing is not merely a pastime for her, but her passion. In holding fast to the fleeting preciousness of life, Donna reflects through her poetry echoes of her mantra, “keep your head up, your heart full and your mind moving”.