Diana Senechal is the 2011 winner of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities and the author of two books of philosophical nonfiction, Republic of Noise (2012) and Mind over Memes (2018), as well as numerous poems, stories, essays, and translations. In March 2022, in conjunction with the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, she hosted an international online event on János Pilinszky and his influence. In April 2022 her translation of Gyula Jenei’s poetry collection Mindig más (Always Different: Poems of Memory) was published by Deep Vellum. She teaches at the Varga Katalin Gimnázium in Szolnok, Hungary.

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To Crave the Edges of Speech by Diana Senechal

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