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Diana Manister

Author's Bio

Diana Manister has featured at such various venues as the late lamented punk rock club CBGBs, St. Mark’s Church Poetry Project, The Living Theater, Bowery Poetry Club The Dada Cafe, The Lyric Recovery Festival at Carnegie Hall as well as colleges and universities. A Contributing Editor of Big City Lit, she is also an elected member of the American Branch of the International Critics Association (AICA)and the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. Her poetry reviews appear in About Contemporary Literature (contemporarylit.about.com/), The Modern Review, Forum(ALSCW), BigCityLit.com, smallpressexchange.com and artezine.com. Her poems have been published in print and web publications including Ygdrasil, Ozone Park Journal, Sheepshead Review, Four and Twenty, PoetryRevolt, Autumn Sky, Salonika, Big Bridge, Waterworks and others, and anthologized in Volumes 5, 6, 7 & 8 of Maintenant, A Dada Journal, from Three Rooms Press, as well as in Distance From the Tree and The Company We Keep from Headwaters Press and in Compilations, The Best Online Poetry. Her poem "Hubble" was set to music by composer John Raeger and premiered in Oakland and San Francisco In Dec 2013 performed by The Piedmont Choirs.

Publications and Prizes

Maintenant 8 Dada Journal (Three Rooms Press, 2016), Maintenant 7, A Dada Journal (Three Rooms Press, 2013), Maintenant 6, A Dada Journal (Three Rooms Press, 2012), Maintenant 5, A Dada Journal (Three Rooms Press, 2011), The Company We Keep (Poet Warrior Productions, 2003), Distance From the Tree (Headwaters Press, 2002), The Carnegie Program (Philophonema, 2000)
Autumn Sky Poetry, Big Bridge, Four and Twenty, nycBigCityLit.com, Ozone Park, Pagan Place, Poets Against the War, Salonika Quarterly, Sheepshead Review, The Cleave, The New Post-Literate, Ygdrasil
Lyric Recovery Festival Winner

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Space of Literature by Maurice Blanchot, The Right to Dream by Gaston Bachelard, The End of the Poem by Giorgio Agamben, The Aleph by Gabriel Luis Borges
Favorite Books:
The Space of Literature, Death Sentence, The One Who Was Standing Apart From Me, Writing the Disaster, all of Helene Cixous.
Favorite Authors:
Blanchot, Agamben, Bachelard, Borges, Helene Cixous

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Listing last updated: March 11, 2014

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