Mihaela Moscaliuc is the author of the poetry collections 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), editor of Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern (Trinity University Press, 2016), and co-editor (with Michael Waters) of Border Lines: Poems of Migration (Knopf, 2020). She has also published articles and essays on Romani (Gypsy) culture, exophony, and code-switching, and on the works of Kimiko Hahn, Agha Shahid Ali, and Colum McCann. A former Fulbright scholar, Moscaliuc is the recipient of two Glenna Luschei Awards and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She is the translation editor of Plume and an associate professor at Monmouth University.
At MacDowell in 2019, she worked on poems that explore cultural approaches to death and our relation to other creatures, and on an ekphrastic sequence that centers on Henri Rousseau's painting “The Sleeping Gypsy” (1897) and that means to demystify ready-made constructions of "Gypsyness."
Portrait by Valentin Moscaliuc