Dianne Cikusa is an Australian writer and poet. In 1994, she graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Commerce and also later completed there a Graduate Diploma in Arts (2010). Following a strong interest in modern languages, 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, both in Australia and overseas. One of her short poems appeared as digital media in the Melbourne 2010 Overload Poetry Festival. Having worked in various fields of employment, she combines her life experiences with an ongoing passion for foreign languages as well as for reading poetry and philosophy, into her own unique and original styles of writing.