Mihaela Moscaliuc, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor
- Graduate Program Director
- Graduate Faculty
Office: The Great Hall Annex 402
Office Hours: (In person): Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; (Zoom, by appointment): Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; and Fridays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Mihaela Moscaliuc is the author of the poetry collections Cemetery Ink (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021) Immigrant Model (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and Father Dirt (Alice James Books, 2010), translator of Liliana Ursu’s Clay and Star (Etruscan Press, 2019) and Carmelia Leonte’s The Hiss of the Viper (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015), co-editor of Border Lines: Poems of Migration (Knopf, 2020), and editor of Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern (Trinity University Press, 2016). She has published scholarship in the field of Romani (Gypsy) Studies, on issues of representation, appropriation, exophony and code-switching, and on the works of Kimiko Hahn, Agha Shahid Ali, and Colum McCann. With Alicia Ostriker and Tess O’Dwyer, she curated The ‘New Colossus’ Translation Project, hosted on the AJHS site. She is the translation editor for the online journal Plume, and the recipient of two Glenna Luschei Awards from Prairie Schooner, residency fellowships from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, MacDowell, and Le Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland), an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and a Fulbright fellowship to Romania.
Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park
M.F.A., New England College
M.A., Salisbury University
World Literature; American Immigration and Ethnic Literature; Creative Writing (Poetry); Romani (Gypsy) Studies; Narrative Medicine; Translation Theory & Practice.
Cemetery Ink by Mihaela Moscaliuc (University of Pittsburgh Press, April 2021) https://upittpress.org/books/9780822966579/
Border Lines: Poems of Migration edited by Mihaela Moscaliuc and Michael Waters (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets Series, Sept. 2020)
Translator of Clay and Star by Liliana Ursu (Etruscan Press, Nov. 2019)
Editor of Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern (Trinity University Press, 2016)
Immigrant Model (University of Pittsburg Press, 2015) – Poetry
Translator of The Hiss of the Viper, by Carmelia Leonte (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014)
Father Dirt (Alice James Books, 2010) – Poetry
Co-translator of Death Searches for You a Second Time by Carmelia Leonte [chapbook], (Red Dragonfly Press, 2003).
“The Ink of Cemeteries.” Hearth: A Global Conversation on Community, Identity, and Place, eds. Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor, Milkweed Editions, 2018.
“The Patois of Intimacy in Shara McCallum’s Poetry.” Poetry International Forum on Shara McCallum’s Poetics. https://pionline.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/madwoman-a-forum-on-shara-mccallums-poetics/
“Palimpsestic Intertextualities in ‘A Lost Memory of Delhi’ and ‘The Last Saffron’” in Mad Heart, Be Brave: On the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali. University of Michigan Press, 2017.
“Borders, Borderlands, and Romani Identity in Colum McCann’s Zoli” in The Novel and Europe: Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction, Ed. Andrew Hammond. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
“Trafficking Gypsiness in the 21st Century” in Globalizing Cultures. Theories and Paradigms Revisited. Brill Academic Publishers, “Critical Global Studies” series, 2016.
“Singing in the Contact Zone” (essay on the work of C.K. Williams), The American Poetry Review (March/April 2016).
“Rage and Radical Empathy,” Introduction to Insane Devotions: On the Writing of Gerald Stern. Ed. Mihaela Moscaliuc, Trinity University Press, 2016.
“Dressing like a Gypsy: zuihitsu on the disturbing triumph of the imagination,” Vestoj: The Journal of Sartorial Matters (London: University of the Arts/ London College of Fashion, 2016)
“Code-switching, Multilanguaging, and Language Alterity” in A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race. Ed. Laura Laura McCullough. University of Georgia Press, 2015.
“Immigrant Dissonance” (essay) in Poems & Their Making: A Conversation. Moderated by Philip Brady. Etruscan Press, 2015.
“Apples” (essay), Prairie Schooner (Winter 2013)
“Killing with Metaphors: Literary Representations of Romani in the East-Central European Imagination” in History of the Literary Cultures in East-Central Europe. Junctures and Disjunctures in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Vol. IV., Eds. Marcel Cornis-Pope and John Neubauer. John Benjamins, 2010.
“‘Unbecoming, a desperate homesickness/ even at home’: Kimiko Hahn and the Poetics of Exhumation.” in Orient and Orientalisms in American Poetry and Poetics, Eds. Sabine Sielke & Christian Kloeckner. Frankfurt: Lang, 2009.
“Immigrant Narratives as Palimpsestic Translations.” Interculturality and Translation 2 (2006).
“Roma: Carving a Niche in the Theory and Practice of Democracy.” Soundings. An Interdisciplinary Journal LXXXVII (Spring/Summer 2004).
Book reviews in: Translation Review, West Branch, Poetry International, The Journal, Southern Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry International, Pleiades, Fugue, The Georgia Review, Marlboro Review, TriQuarterly
Poems in Poetry International, The Progressive, The American Poetry Review, Spillway, Poem-a-Day (Academy of American Poets), Poet Lore, Pleiades, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Solstice, Prairie Schooner, World Literature Today, Beloit Poetry Journal, New Letters, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Great River Review, Southern Indiana Review, 5 a.m., The Prague Revue, The Prague Revue, Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies.
Recent Grants, Awards, Honors, and
Fulbright Fellowship –University of Iasi, Romania
Grant-in-Aid for Creativity, Monmouth
Individual Artist Fellowship, New Jersey
State Council (2012)
Pushcart Honorable Mention in Pushcart Prize
Two Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Awards (2011 and 2013)
Kinereth Gensler Prize, Alice James Books
Contest Judge/External Evaluator
Annual Human Rights Essay
Contest, U.S. Embassy in Romania, 2015
Junior and Senior Fulbright
Awards to the U.S., Romanian Fulbright Commission, 2015
University of Pennsylvania’s 2014 Translation Contest
Trio House First-Book Contest, 2013
North Carolina Poetry Society, Nixon Award, 2012
M.F.A. Thesis Evaluator/ Adjunct Thesis Faculty, Texas State
Bio-literary entry (“Al Young”) in African American National Biography (Eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Oxford UP, 2007).
Reviews in: Poetry International; The Georgia Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, Southern Indiana Review, Marlboro Review, Review Revue, and Western Folklore.
Poems and translations in Connecticut Review, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, Arts & Letters, Mississippi Review, Mid-American Review, The Prague Revue, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Subtropics, Crab Orchard Review, Southern California Anthology, Great River Review, Meridians, The English Record, Great River Review, Spillway, Poezia, and elsewhere.
Recently Taught Classes
- Advanced Creative Writing – EN 451
- Craft Intensive Seminar – EN 652
- Non-European Literature in English – EN 229
- Contemporary World Literature – EN 530
- Creative Writing: Poetry – EN 253
- Manuscript Seminar – EN 644
- Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry – EN 609
- Contemporary Poetry – EN 427
- Illness in Literature – EN 216
- Manuscript Seminar – EN 644
- Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry – EN 609
Frequently Taught Classes
- Contemporary World Literature (EN 530)
- Creative Writing: Poetry (EN 253)
- First Year Seminar (FY 101)
- Illness in Literature (EN 216)
- Literature of Immigration (EN 533)
- Manuscript Seminar (EN 644)
- Non-European Literature in English (EN 229)
- Roma/Gypsies in Literature, Pop Culture, and History (PR 403)
- Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry (EN 609)
- Service Learning Projects (EX 387, EX 487)