Diane Sahms (formerly Sahms-Guarnieri)

Philadelphia, PA 19111

Author's Bio

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a native Philadelphia poet. She is a graduate of East Stroudsburg State University and has performed post graduate work at Holy Family University. Volunteer work in the art of poetry, in the Philadelphia region, for over a decade includes: Poetry Editor of North of Oxford (2016-present); served as Poetry Editor at The Fox Chase Review (2008 –2015), served on the Editorial Board of Philadelphia Stories Magazine (2007-2008), founded The Fox Chase Reading Series “2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic” (2009-2011); found and lead The Center City Poets Workshop (2006-2011); co-hosted The Fox Chase Reading Series (2008-2015); served as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum & Library (2013 - 2015). Also Diane founded and runs The Tenth Muse Poetry Workshop (2012 - present). Diane has performed her poetry at venues along the east coast of the United States from Boston, Massachusetts to Richmond, Virginia.

Publications and Prizes

Images of Being
(Stonegarden.net Publishing, 2011)
, Light's Battered Edge
(Anaphora Literary Press, 2015)
, Night Sweat
(Red Dashboard LLC, 2016)
4th book - The Handheld Mirror of the Mind
(Kelsay Books, 2018)
, Philadelphia Stories Anthology 2004-2006
(philadelphia stories, 2006)
34thParallel, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Blast Furnace, Blue Heron Review, Brushfire, Canary, Chiron Review, Dead Snakes, Eleventh Transmission, Fox Chase Review, Indiana Voice Journal, JONAHmagazine, Limited Editions, Many Mountains Moving, Mascara Literary Review, Oddball Magazine, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, Plum Tree Tavern, Sequestrum, The Camel Saloon, New Verse News, Wilderness House Literary Review
Prizes Won: 
Partisan Press's 2015 winner of the Working People's Poetry Competition for the poem, "Absence;" AEVentures Foundation Grant in Poetry, October 2013; Receipent of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania /The House of Reprsenatiatives Citation,  July 13, 2014 for over a decade of community volunteerism in the promotion of the art of poetry in Philadelphia.  Judith Stark -First Place Poetry Prize.

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Last updated: Feb 18, 2021