Diana Norma Szokolyai is an author, educator, interdisciplinary artist and artistic director.
Her books include CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos & Sourcebook for Creative Writing (edited anthology), Parallel Sparrows (poetry + photography), Roses in the Snow (poetry + photography), and Blue Beard, Remixed (poetry + short story + visual art). Her poetry was shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Prize and received honorable mention in the 87thAnnual Writer’s Digest Competition (2018). Her work has been featured in MER VOX Quarterly, VIDA, Quail Bell Magazine, The Boston Globe, Luna Luna Magazine, and The Dudley Review, among others, and has been anthologized in Other Countries: Contemporary Poets Rewiring History, Teachers As Writers, The Highwaymen NYC #2, and Always Wondering.
She also performs and records her poetry with music, and her collaboration with Project 5 a.m., “Space Mothlight,” hit #16 on the Creative Commons Hot 100 list in 2015 and can be found in the curated WFMU Free Music Archive. She has also released poetry and music recordings on the albums of Sebastian Wesman and Dennis Shafer and has several collaborations with contemporary composers such as Peter James (UK), David Krebs (US), Claudio Gabriele (Italy), and Jeremy Jones (Canada). She has been a performance poet and founding member in the ensembles Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble, Parallel Sonic, and the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative.
She is Executive Artistic Director of Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, where she leads writing retreats, and Co-Director of Chagall Performance Art Collaborative. ChagallPAC is based in Salem, MA and they are currently artists in residence at Artists Row in Salem, MA.