Diane Sahms (formerly Sahms-Guarnieri)

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.
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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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  • February 18, 2021