Sunday, July 31, 2016

New Poems Just in Time for Words & Wine!

I've written three new poems since my trip to Buffalo two weeks ago!  Since I'm not normally a prolific writer, I'm inordinately pleased about having three new poems in such a short span of time, and just in time for my feature reading this coming Tuesday, August 2, for Words & Wine in Painesville, Ohio!

Who, When, Where:

Words & Wine w/ Dianne Borsenik
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
6:30 PM
Bistro 70
70 N. St. Clair St.
Painesville, OH

hosts Margie Delong and Tobin Terry

Words & Wine is one of my very favorite reading series: the atmosphere is groovy, the audience delightful, the hosts charming.  I can't wait to read in the new venue, Bistro 70! 

I'd love it if you could join us for a night of poetry, great friendship, sweet wine, and tasty vittles.  I'll have my new book, Age of Aquarius: Collected Poems 1981 - 2016 with me, and if you buy one, I'll give you a free copyyour choiceof either Corpus Lingua (my chapbook about getting older, my relationship with James, and memories of my hippie days) or Bad Ink (my audacious, irreverent, naughty, sexy, profane chapbook)! 

As for the three new poemsa skinny poem, a haibun, and a free verse featuring the Thursday Word of the Day, virguleWords & Wine will be the first place I've read them aloud. I've already submitted two of them (one to Rattle, one to Slipstream), and I'm working on getting the third one out.  I'll also read some of my "Road Tripping" poems from the Kansas City trip last April, and I'll be reading from Age of Aquarius.  The theme of the reading?  Sin, Sweat, Summer!

This Tuesday, it's a poetry roundup in Painesville! Why not ride on out, grab some grub, cop a squat, and hang with (pun intended, lol) some mighty fine folks for an evening of poetry, food, and fellowship?  It's gonna be beautiful!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Burning for Buffalo!

I'm honored and excited to be performing my poetry this coming Wednesday at Burning Books in Buffalo, NY, alongside best friend and road trip partner John Burroughs, NBP poet extraordinaire Joey Nicoletti, and our friend from Snoetry, George Guida!

We'll be reading from
5 pm to 6:30 pm at
Burning Books,
420 Connecticut Street
Buffalo, NY

(photo courtesy of Burning Books Facebook page)

I'll be reading from my new collection, Age of Aquarius, as well as some poems from my completed manuscript Raga for What Comes Next (which is actively looking for a home). 

And as editor and publisher of NightBallet Press, I'll be releasing Joey's new chapbook Counterfeit Moon at the reading!

(cover photo by Geoffrey Landis)

I'd be thrilled to see you there!  Please join us as we shake the rafters and fan the flames of poetry at Burning Books!