Jennifer Barone

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Jennifer is the author of 3 books of poetry:

Saporoso – poems of Italian Food & Love, with artwork by Lam Khong, 2012

Secret City, with her father Edward Barone’s original artwork, 2006

Simple Language, 2003

Jennifer has been a featured poet at The SF Public Library, the Red Poppy Art House, SF MoMa, SF DeYoung, The Beat Museum and a featured poet at most local poetry venues. She was a winner of the 2007 and 2012 SF Public Library Poets 11 contest for North Beach where she resides and has been published in literary journals including the Poets11 Anthologies, The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and Quiet Lightening journals. Jennifer can be seen collaborating with artists and musicians, most notably as the host of the WordParty Poetry & Jazz series. She is currently working on a new collection of poetry.

Jennifer founded the WordParty poetry & jazz series with friends in the early 90’s while hosting poetry parties in her living room in Brooklyn, NY. Due to an overwhelming crowd and a few knocks on the door by the local police, they eventually had to branch out to local venues. (Read “About Us” for the history.)


Interviews about Jennifer:

Saporoso – Poems of Italian Food and Love – L’Italo Americano Newspaper, Nov. 1, 2012

KPFA “Women’s Magazine” show with Val Ibarra, June 3, 2013

KPOO with Avotcja, October 2012

Jennifer has been published in:

Overthrowing Capitalism, Vol. 3: Reclaiming Community: An Anthology of Transformational Poets, Edited by John Curl and Jack Hirschman, 2016
The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal
– Featured Poet, 2008 and 2015
Poets 11 Anthologies, SF Public Library 2007 and 2012
Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts, Anthology Volume 2 – Issue 1, 2011
OutofOur Literary Magazine, 2010 – 2011
A Continent of Light, Volume 1, 2011
sPARKLE & bLINK, Quiet Lightning Review, issue #8 2010
Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts, Literary Magazine, 2009
The SF City Star – Featured Poet, Poet’s Corner, Nov. 30th 2007
The 16th and Mission Street Review, SF 2006
The Haight Ashbury Beat, San Francisco 2006

Poetry and Art Exhibition Highlights:

“Beautiful Trash” Adrian Arias, De Young, San Francisco, CA 2008
“Pasion por Frida” SF MoMa, San Francisco, CA 2008
“Visual Voices” ARTworkSF, San Francisco, CA 2007
Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2003
“Alt. Media Youth Culture” New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC
“New Works” The Poet’s House, New York City, NY

Online videos:

Jennifer at Doc’s Lab w/ the Lisa Engelken Quartet
“Ode to a Tomato”, Pablo Neruda’s Bday Red Poppy Art House
“Killing an Octopus” – at Microscopic Giant
Bay Area Generations Reading – 2015
Venice – short film by Jennifer
Exit – a Short Film by Jennifer
LitQuake Quiet Lightening XI
Poem Dome 2010 – SF City Hall
“I am Brooklyn,” Kaleidescope SF 2
OutofOur Release Party w/ Nova Jazz