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Diana Woodcock

Diana Woodcock

  • Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar/School of the Arts
    P.O. Box 8095
  • Phone: 974-4402-0612
  • E-mail: dgwoodcock@vcu.edu

Author's Bio

Diana Woodcock’s first full-length poetry collection, Swaying on the Elephant’s Shoulders, won the 2010 Vernice Quebodeaux International Women’s Poetry Prize. Her second, Under the Spell of a Persian Nightingale, was published in 2015. Chapbooks include Beggar in the Everglades, Desert Ecology: Lessons and Visions, Tamed by the Desert, In the Shade of the Sidra Tree, Mandala, and Travels of a Gwai Lo. Widely published in literary journals and anthologies (including Best New Poets 2008), her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Award, as well as performed live onstage in Lincoln Park, San Francisco at Artists Embassy International’s 21st Dancing Poetry Festival. Prior to teaching in Qatar (since 2004), she worked for nearly eight years in Tibet, Macau and on the Thai/Cambodian border.

Publications and Prizes

Under the Spell of a Persian Nightingale (Wordtech Communications, 2015), Swaying on the Elephant's Shoulders (Little Red Tree Publishing, 2011)
Beggar in the Everglades (Finishing Line Press, 2015), Desert Ecology: Lessons and Visions (Finishing Line Press, 2014), Tamed by the Desert (Finishing Line Press, 2013), In the Shade of the Sidra Tree (Finishing Line Press, 2010), Mandala (Foothills Publishing, 2009), Travels of a Gwai Lo (Toadlily Press, 2009)
2014 Grand Prize, Artists Embassy International’s 21st Dancing Poetry Contest, for “Music as Scripture;” 2010 Vernice Quebodeaux International Poetry Prize for Women, for Swaying on the Elephant’s Shoulders; 2009 International Publication Award, Atlanta Review; 2007 Creekwalker Poetry Prize

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