Saturday, July 31, 2010

NEO Poet Field Guide: Dianne Lynn Keith Borsenik

Full name: Dianne Lynn Keith Borsenik. The First. Lol.

Age: eternal flowerchild, born 02/02/1955, year of the Sheep, sign of Aquarius

Habitat: in my skin, quite comfortably

Range: Borders Books, Visible Voice, Macs Backs , Regal, Cinemark, and Cedar Lee cinemas,
Carrabbas Italian Grill, Pier W, McDonalds, China Renaissance, Bela Dubby Art Gallery and Beer Café, and on the road…again!

Diet: Robert Plant/Led Zeppelin, Devo, Rammstein, Monkees, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, apocalyptic movies, biographies, sunshine, vampires, British television, mojitos, coffee, asparagus, shrimp cocktail, steak, spaghetti, lobster, and yes, poetry- all kinds of poetry

Distinguishing Markings: HardDrive/SoftWear (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2009), The Magnetic Poetry Book of Poetry (Workman Publishing, 1997) , Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac (Kodansha International, 1996), Voices of Cleveland (CSU Poetry Center, 1996), Ship of Fools , Nerve Cowboy, Naturally Magazine, Slipstream, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Deep Cleveland Junkmail Oracle, S. A. Griffin's Poetry Bomb project, Jonathan Frid's Genesis of Evil, Cleveland's RTA poetry projects, Crisis Chronicles Online Library and Co-Host of the Lix & Kix reading series.

migraines, asthma, grass and hay fever allergies, procrastination, impatience, distraction

places I’ve never been, sights I’ve never seen, music I’ve never heard, books I’ve never read, food I’ve never tasted, things I’ve never experienced, words I’ve never known, and the deliciously perfect poem


on the roof
the drum of rain

on the bed
the drum of hearts

...raining harder, now

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Shelley Chernin said...

I am so glad to see the field guide return. How appropriate to bring it back with Dianne, a poet whose work I respect and admire for its imagination and energy, and also someone who contributes so much to the local poetry community as co-host of Lix & Kix!

Dianne said...

Thank you so much, Shelley, and thank you, Michael- I am grateful for the honor of this post.

runechris said...


Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Love it!

Good poem, too.

John B. Burroughs said...

If not for Dianne, I probably would never have gotten involved in the Cleveland poetry scene or hosted a reading or published a chapbook.

J.E. Stanley said...

Dianne rocks! And yes, "Downpour" is excellent.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau