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Diana Manole

 

Diana Manole is a Romanian-Canadian scholar, literary translator, and author of nine books of poetry and drama in her native Romania. She holds a doctorate from the Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies at the University of Toronto and Master of Journalism from Carleton University. Her literary work has earned her fourteen creative writing prizes in her native Romania and second prize in the 2017/18 John Dryden Translation Competition in the UK. Her works have also been translated into and published in English, French, German, Polish, Spanish, Albanian, and Belarusian.

 

Since 2013, Diana has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has had her poems in English published in the anthologies Dis(s)ent (In/Words, 2018) and Things That Matter (Ontario Poetry Society, 2018), and in several literary magazines in the US, the UK, Canada, Turkey, and South Africa. She has also translated or co-translated six poetry collections, including with Adam J. Sorkin Nora Iuga’s The Hunchbacks’ Bus (Bitter Oleander Press, 2016), which was longlisted for the American Literary Translators Association’s 2017 National Translation Award in Poetry. Her translations of Canadian poetry have been published in major Romanian literary magazines.

 

As an advocate of diversity in Canada and internationally, Diana’s most important accomplishment has been designing and teaching at Trent University the fourth-year course Advanced Studies in Canadian Literature (2019) as a survey of works by over thirty first- and second-generation Canadian poets. She has also offered two courses in Creative Writing: Poetry (2016 & 2019) at the University of Guelph and Introduction to the Writing Life (2019) at Trent University. 

 
This is the list of magazines, which I use when I submit my poems to literary magazines: 
 

Since 2013, Diana has had her poems in English published in the anthologies Dis(s)ent (In/Words, 2018) and Things That Matter (Ontario Poetry Society, 2018), and in several literary magazines in the US (Apofenie, Harana Poetry, The Lunch Ticket, Third Wednesday, Absinthe: A Journal of World Literature in Translation, Cutthroat, The Loch Raven Review, The Chattahoochee Review, nominated for a Pushcart Prize), the UK (The Blue Nib Literary Magazine, POEM, Forage, With Painted Words, The Sleep Aquarium), Canada (The Feathertale Review, Grain, The Nashwaak Review, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, untethered 2014 & 2020 , Event, Bywords.ca, Poem in Your Pocket booklet 2018 & 2020, NationalPoetryMonth.ca), Turkey (Miletus International) and South Africa (Prufrock).