Raga for What Comes Next by Dianne Borsenik
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"Dear reader, if you have come to these pages for sweet tales and harmonious endings, then you have come to the wrong place. Dianne Borsenik has a penchant for tart language, a luscious way with metaphor, and is not above making outright rowdy proclamations. “I’ll barefoot the rails / after they’ve cooled”…“go full-throat / full-throttle, head high and balls out.” Every line of this improvisation of texture, taste, sound and smell is Dianne Borsenik, laid bare, then gathered, framed and hung out so the sun shines all over it, “a radical art form…a special breathtaking.”"
—Kari Gunter-Seymour, author of Serving, Poet Laureate, Athens, Ohio
Dianne Borsenik is active in the northern Ohio poetry scene, and travels to perform her work throughout the Midwest. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Rosebud, Slipstream, Chiron Review, Main Street Rag, Lilliput Review, Modern Haiku, The Magnetic Poetry® Book of Poetry (Workman Publishing, 1997), and A Rustling and Waking Within (OPA, 2017). Crisis Chronicles Press published her first full-length collection, Age of Aquarius, in 2016. Actor Jonathan Frid (“Barnabas Collins,” Dark Shadows) used three of her poems in his one-man touring show Genesis of Evil, and Lit Youngstown printed her poem “Disco” on their tee shirts, which makes her feel like a rock star. Borsenik is editor/publisher at NightBallet Press, and lives in Elyria, Ohio. Find her on Facebook and at www.dianneborsenik.com.