Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Diane Thiel is the author of ten books of poetry, nonfiction and creative writing pedagogy, including Echolocations, Resistance Fantasies, The White Horse: A Colombian Journey, and Winding Roads: Exercises in Writing Creative Nonfiction, among others. Her new book of poetry, Questions from Outer Space, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in Spring 2022. Thiel is also a widely published translator. Her translation of Alexis Stamatis’s novel, American Fugue, received an NEA Award. Thiel's work appears in many journals, is re-printed in over sixty major anthologies, and has been translated widely. She has received numerous awards, such as a PEN Translation Award, the Robert Frost and Robinson Jeffers Awards, the Nicholas Roerich Award, and she was a Fulbright Scholar. Thiel received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown University and has taught undergraduate and graduate creative writing for twenty years. She also developed and taught in several writer-in the schools programs over the years. In 2021, Thiel was awarded the title of UNM Regents’ Professor.