Giovanna Capone is a poet, fiction writer, and playwright. She was raised in an
Italian American neighborhood in Mount Vernon, New York, whose strong
Neapolitan influence still resonates in her life.
Her work has appeared widely in various publications. Some of these include Curaggia:
Writing by Women of Italian Descent; Bless Me Father: Stories of Catholic Childhood;
Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry; Avanti Popolo:
Italian-American Writers Sail Beyond Columbus; Queer View Mirror 2, Lesbian & Gay Short
Short Fiction; What I Want From You: An Anthology of East Bay Lesbian Poets; and Fuori:
Essays by Italian/American Lesbians and Gays.
Giovanna’s first play, Her Kiss, was produced and performed to sold-out audiences in
Giovanna lives in Oakland, where for many years she has taught poetry writing
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