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Dianne Cikusa

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Dianne Cikusa

1. The Sea In-Between

In this multi-faceted work, urban landscapes are combined with natural world depictions, encrypted in diverse emotional contexts and the machinations of the human mind. Here is a poet who is not afraid to step into the liminal space, moving through spatial time and consciousness in order to redefine an existing reality – or to perhaps claim a new assurance via revelation, inspiration and spiritual collaboration. 

Diving boldly into the metaphysical deep end, these poems sink into the subconscious realm, then periodically re-surface into more worldly terrain. The inner consciousness is potent and thrives on symbolism, so it is through versatile and pliable language that the poet is forever hinting at something beyond the veil – celestial elements that lean towards the divine and in closer proximity to one’s connectedness with the ethereal. 

The human psyche is placed under analytic microscope as the author creatively draws observations from both the physical world of matter and from the subtler workings of the meditative mind. The poet depicts micro-pictures of the world where small-scale or random events remain part of a greater global vision and macrocosmic awareness. The poems themselves address multiple themes and play with fragments of contemporary issues. It is within this grand labyrinth of collective memory and personal recollection that we will each draw from and replicate the varying elements of our universal human experience.

BOOK DETAILS

Trim size: 6 x 9 (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

Page count: 255

Internal pages: B&W

Binding: Paperback

2. The Rain Sermon: Le Sermon de la Pluie

Through simplified character portraits, the poet presents life as an emotional image palette, exemplifying our human traits and idiosyncrasies. Positive social, ethical and environmental values are gently embedded as the author shows us variations of the world through differing perceptual eyes: those building up our inner pictures, and those prodding the outer world of our actions. There is a contemporary relevance in the themes explored, including an emphasis on self-worth and creative potential - as well as our interconnectedness with nature and our social interactions with others.

The strength and linguistic vibrancy of this work is achieved through its emotional incisiveness and by moulding fresh image from the texture of our universally-shared human experiences. A declarative and authorial voice intersperses with distilled moments, softer musings and sentimentality - prompting an awareness of our human emotions and the role they play in our personal development and also as a product of our internal schemes of self-preservation.

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. Valeurs sociales et morales, toutes positives, sont délicatement imbriquées par l'auteure qui nous montre les facettes variées du monde à travers diverses perceptions - celles qui construisent nos images intérieures et celles qui encouragent nos actions. Notre "moi" peut en effet osciller entre l'union provisoire et la totalité de la vie avec des sentiments d'inachèvement ou de mécontentement envahissant. En outre, il y a une pertinence contemporaine dans les thèmes explorés, y compris l'importance de la confiance en soi et du potentiel créatif sans oublier nos liens avec la nature et la société.

La force et la vitalité linguistique de cette oeuvre résultent de l'éloquence émotionnelle et de la manipulation par ailleurs de nouvelles images émanant de nos expériences humaines universellement partagées. Une voix assertive, entrecoupée de purs moments de douces rêveries et de sentimentalité, nous donne conscience de nos émotions humaines et du rôle qu'elles jouent dans notre développement personnel et dans nos machinations dictées par notre instinct de conservation.

BOOK DETAILS

Trim size: 5 x 8 (12.7 x 20.32 cm) 

Page count: 92

Internal pages: B&W

Binding: Paperback

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