Bucharest-born Diana Manole immigrated in 2000 and is now proudly identifying herself as an award-winning Romanian-Canadian scholar, writer, and literary translator. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and has been teaching at Canadian universities since 2006. In her home country, she has published nine collections of poetry and plays and earned 14 literary awards. The winner of the 2020 Very Small Verse Contest of the League of Canadian Poets, her recent poetry was published in English and/or in translation in the UK, the US, Belarus, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, Albania, China, France, Romania, and Canada. Her seventh poetry book, Praying to a Landed-Immigrant God, is forthcoming from Grey Borders Books.