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Giovanna Capone

San Francisco Bay Area
Giovanna Capone is a poet, fiction writer, and playwright. She was raised in an Italian American neighborhood in New York, whose strong immigrant influence still resonates in her life. She lives in California, but will always be a New York Italian. Giovanna’s first book, published by Bedazzled Ink, came out in 2015 to strong reviews: IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD: POETRY & PROSE FROM AN ITALIAN-AMERICAN.
She recently co-edited an anthology of short fiction and memoir by lesbian writers, entitled: Dispatches from Lesbian America: 42 Short Stories and Memoir by Lesbian Writers, released in 2017. Giovanna lives in Oakland, CA and works as a public librarian. Here is her website: http://www.giovannacapone.com
Additionally, her work has appeared in various publications, including 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, and Fuori: Essays by Italian/American Lesbians and Gays. Her short fiction has appeared in The Paterson Literary Review.
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. She also co-edited Hey Paesan! Writing by Lesbians & Gay Men of Italian Descent with Tommi Avicolli Mecca and Denise Nico Leto, which was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in 2000.