Diane Thiel

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Diane Thiel, poet, author and educator, has published twelve books of poetry, nonfiction and creative writing pedagogy, including Questions from Outer Space (Red Hen Press, 2022), Echolocations, Resistance Fantasies, and The White Horse: A Colombian Journey. Thiel's work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Harvard Review, The Hopkins Review, The Sewanee Review, The Dark Horse (Scotland), Rattle, Terrain, and Prairie Schooner. Her poetry is reprinted in over sixty major anthologies from publishers such as Longman, Bedford, Harper Collins, Beacon, Henry Holt, McGraw Hill, and Scribner's, including Best American Poetry 1999. Her poems have been set to music and translated widely. She has received numerous awards, such as the PEN Translation Award, the Robert Frost Award, the Robinson Jeffers Prize, the Nicholas Roerich Award, and she was a Fulbright Scholar. Thiel's translation of Alexis Stamatis's novel, American Fugue, received the NEA International Literature Award. Fluent in several languages, Thiel received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown University and has taught English and creative writing for over twenty-five years. She 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. Originally from Florida, she is a Regents' Professor at the University of New Mexico and Associate Chair of the Department of English. She lives in Albuquerque, in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. With her husband and four children, Thiel has traveled and lived in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia, working on literary and environmental projects.
Diane Thiel can be contacted at: diane@dianethiel.net
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This page was last updated on December 12, 2022.