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Diana Woodcock

Diana Woodcock

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

Author's Bio

Diana Woodcock’s first full-length collection, Swaying on the Elephant’s Shoulders, was published by Little Red Tree Publishing in 2011. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize for the title poem in Travels of a Gwai Lo, she has been teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University/School of the Arts in Qatar since 2004. Prior to that, she lived and worked in Tibet, Macau and Thailand. Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2008 (selected by Mark Strand), Nimrod, Crab Orchard Review, Atlanta Review, Southern Humanities Review, and other journals and anthologies. In May 2010, her poetry was exhibited with Li Chevalier’s paintings at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, China.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Under the Spell of a Persian Nightingale (Wordtech Communications, 2015), Swaying on the Elephant's Shoulders (Little Red Tree Publishing, 2011)
Chapbooks:
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)
Prizes:
2010 Vernice Quebodeaux International Poetry Prize for Women; 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes from Artists Embassy International, 2009; 2009 International Publication Award, Atlanta Review; 2007 Creekwalker Poetry Prize

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Listing last updated: April 7, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Richmond, VA
Raised in:
Richmond, VA

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