Diane Thiel


Diane Thiel is the author of eleven books of poetry, nonfiction and creative writing pedagogy. Her new book of poetry Questions from Outer Space is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in Spring 2022. Her earlier books include Echolocations (2000), which received the Nicholas Roerich Prize from Story Line Press; Writing Your Rhythm: Using Nature, Culture, Form and Myth (Story Line Press, 2001); The White Horse: A Colombian Journey (Etruscan Press, 2004); and Resistance Fantasies (Story Line Press, 2004),  She has also published three textbooks with Longman: Crossroads: Creative Writing Exercises in Four Genres (2005), Open Roads: Exercises in Writing Poetry (2005), and Winding Roads: Exercises in Writing Creating Nonfiction (2008). Her chapbook, Cleft in the Wall, was published by Aralia Press (1999). Thiel's translation of Greek author Alexis Stamatis's American Fugue (2008) received an NEA International Literature Award in conjunction with Etruscan Press (one of only three awarded nationally). Her work appears in numerous publications, including Poetry, The Hudson Review, and Best American Poetry 1999 (Scribner's), and is re-printed in Longman, Bedford, Harper Collins, Beacon, Henry Holt and McGraw Hill anthologies, including Twentieth Century American Poetry (McGraw Hill).  Thiel's work is translated into Spanish, Russian, Korean, French, and Romanian and appears in over 60 major national and international anthologies. Her work has received numerous awards, including a PEN Award, the Robert Frost Award, the Robinson Jeffers Award, and the New Millennium Writings Award.  Thiel received her BA and MFA from Brown University.  She has traveled and lived in various countries in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. She is fluent in Spanish, German, French, and nearly fluent in Greek. She has been a professor of creative writing for over twenty years and has also taught in innovative settings such as the NSF program: Ecology for Urban Students and for the Miami Book Fair's Poet in the Schools program. Thiel was a Fulbright Scholar in Odessa, on the Black Sea, and is a Regent's Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of English at the University of New Mexico.
Diane Thiel can be contacted at: diane@dianethiel.net
The White Horse:
A Colombian Journey
Resistance Fantasies
American Fugue
Winner of the 13th Annual
Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize
Story Line Press, 2000
Creative Non-fiction
Etruscan Press, 2004
Story Line Press, 2004
Winner of 2007 NEA
International Literature Award
Etruscan Press, 2008
Writing Your Rhythm
 Open Roads
  Winding Roads
Writing Guide
Story Line Press, 2001
Creative Writing Exercises in Four Genres
Longman, 2005
Exercises in Writing Poetry
Longman, 2005
Exercises in Writing Creative Nonfiction
Longman, 2008
 Cleft in the Wall
Limited edition, fine press chapbook
Aralia Press, 1999
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