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02 April, 2019: Dianne Borsenik

Dianne Borsenik
Dianne Borsenik is active in the northern Ohio poetry scene, and travels to read her poetry throughout the Midwest. She is a member of the Ohio Poetry Association and the Haiku Society of America.

Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, Slipstream, and Rosebud, and in various galleries and projects, such as Heights Arts' Ekphrastacy and the Wick Poetry Center's Speak Peace—American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings. Actor Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins, Dark Shadows) used three of her poems in his one-man touring show Genesis of Evil. In both 2013 and 2014, she won first place in the Best Cleveland Poem Competition. In 2016, Crisis Chronicles Press published Age of Aquarius, her first full-length collection. Lit Youngstown printed her poem “Disco” on their tee shirts, which makes her feel like a rock star.

Founder of NightBallet Press, Borsenik has designed, edited, and published over one hundred titles for poets across the United States.

1. "All That Jazz"

2. "Got Soul?" from Age of Aquarius (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016)

3. "Fortune Cookie" from Age of Aquarius (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016)

4. "Incontinence" from Age of Aquarius (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016)

5. "Thaumaturgy" from Age of Aquarius (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016)

6. "Going Braless" from Age of Aquarius (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016)

7. "Paul Simon Sees Angels in the Architecture But I See Scooby-Doo in a Flake of Rust"

8. "When You Read the Poems of the Dead"


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02April, 2019: Dianne Borsenik

05March, 2019: Christopher Johnston

05February, 2019: Judah Leblang

28August, 2018: Mary Grimm

14August, 2018: Susan Petrone

24July, 2018: Laura Grace Weldon

10July, 2018: Ben Gulyas

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