Dianne Borsenik

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Dianne Borsenik comes from Elyria, Ohio

How long have you been writing? I’ve been writing since I was four years old. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing poetry.

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as a writer? Founding NightBallet Press (www.nightballetpress.com). I love designing, editing and publishing poetry books for other poets.

What projects of yours have been recently published? I have poems in recent issues of Chiron Review, Common Threads, and Conclave. Crisis Chronicles Press published thirty-one of my poems in Oct Tongue 2, an anthology of eight poets. Lit Youngstown is currently displaying a broadside, designed by The Cranky Pressman, of my poem “Train, Loud, Lonesome, Leaving Without Me” in the Soap Gallery as part of their Words Made Visible project.

What are you currently working on and what inspired this work? I’m looking for a publisher for my full-length manuscript of poetry, Raga for What Comes Next. The poems in Raga examine the music of life. As I age, I’m very aware that every day should be celebrated without reservation.

Where can we find your work? There are several poems on my personal website. YouTube videos abound.

What is your best piece of advice on how to stay sane as a writer? Don’t take rejection personally. Believe in your work.

What makes you laugh? Being ignored.

What makes you cry? Being ignored.

What is your preferred drink while you write? Black coffee, iced tea.

What is your favorite food? Steak.

Shakespeare or Bukowski? Poe.

Personal website/blog: http://www.dianneborsenik.com You can also find me on Facebook.

Books for sale and/or press: Age of Aquarius: Collected Poems 1981 – 2016 (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016), Oct Tongue 2 (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2017).

The Ramingo’s Porch Issue #2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998847674/