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 (2010). Following a continued interest in modern languages and translation, she further 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, anthologies and print magazines. One of her short poems also appeared as digital media in the Melbourne 2010 Overload Poetry Festival. She is the author of two poetry books.
Through simplified character portraits, the poet presents life as an emotional image palette, exemplifying our human traits and idiosyncrasies.
Au moyen de quelques portraits simplifiés, la poétesse nous présente la vie comme une palette d'émotions représentant les traits et particularités de l'humanité.
Injecting subtle ironies and caustic comments on human attitudes and biases, the poet paints from a palette of virtues and vices, depicting consumerism and urban sprawl, self-imprisonment, ambivalence and emotional polarity. This book is at once figurative and literal. It is both the disguised and the unvarnished game of our human existence as well as a contemporary exploration of our global soul.