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                                       ABOUT GIOVANNA

        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

San Francisco by Luna Sea Women's Performance Project, in their first Dyke Drama Festival,

summer, 1999. She also co-edited Hey Paesan! Writing by Lesbians & Gay Men of Italian Descent with

Tommi Avicolli Mecca and Denise Nico Leto. Most recently Giovanna edited the collection Words

on Fire! An Anthology of Teen Voices * (Wordrunner Press) as part of her master’s degree

for Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. Giovanna completed her

M.L.I.S. in 2009.

          Giovanna lives in Oakland, where for many years she has taught poetry writing

workshops to children and teens through California Poets in the Schools. She is also a mixed

media collage artist and has exhibited her visual art in venues throughout the Bay Area.

see some of Giovanna's original art work click here

      * The stunning art work on the cover of this teen anthology was created by Kristy Kilgore-Van
         Prooyen, a talented young artist who attended Mount Eden High School in Hayward, CA

      * * This web site's background is an Italian lace table cloth design from an actual table cloth handmade by
             Antoinette Capone, Giovanna's mother. It's one of her many beautifully crocheted designs.

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