Dianne Cikusa is an Australian writer and poet. In 1994, she graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Commerce, and later completed there a Graduate Diploma in Arts in 2010. Following a strong interest in foreign languages, she further pursued and obtained a Diploma of Language Studies from the University of Sydney in 2014, majoring in French.
Dianne’s work has been published in a number of online journals, poetry zines, print anthologies and literary magazines, both in Australia and overseas. One of her short poems appeared as digital media in the Melbourne 2010 Overload Poetry Festival. In addition, her work has been reproduced as merchandise and other print media.
Having worked in many and varied fields of employment, Dianne incorporates a wealth of personal and work experiences into her own unique styles of writing. Along with an ongoing passion for modern languages, poetry and philosophy, she is dedicated to producing original ideas, often blurring the lines between the “real” and the imagined. For the poet, the artist or other creator — she believes there is essentially no difference. The expressive work itself becomes a divine experience and may also foster the creative path to self-knowledge.
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