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Diana Manole



Bucharest-born Diana Manole immigrated in 2000 and is now identifying herself as a proudly hyphenated Romanian-Canadian scholar, writer, and literary translator. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and has been teaching at Canadian universities since 2006. In her home country, Diana has published nine creative writing books and earned 14 literary awards. The winner of the 2020 Very Small Verse Contest of the League of Canadian Poets and a Pushcart Prize-nominee, her recent poetry was published in English and/or in translation in twelve countries, including the UK, the US, South Africa, China, France, Spain, and Canada.


Diana has also translated or co-translated seven poetry collections into/from English and with Adam J. Sorkin co-won 2nd prize in the 2018 John Dryden Translation Competition. She has as well independently translated from/into English numerous poems and three docudramas about the rights of Roma women in Romania for the Independent Theater Hungary and Women for the Future Association in Budapest, Hungary, for the anthologies Roma Heroes (2019 and 2021).


Praying to a Landed-Immigrant God / Rugându-mă la un Dumnezeu emigrant is her seventh collection of poems and her first book to be published in Canada.