Jennifer Barone

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Jennifer’s Books:

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 Barone is an Italian-American poet and artist. She is the author of three books of poetry, her most recent: “Saporoso – Poems of Italian Food & Love.” She is known to collaborate with artists and musicians as founder and co-host of the WordParty Poetry & Jazz Series and as Creative Director for FeatherPressShe has been a featured poet at the SFJazz Poetry & Jazz Festival, The SF Public Library, The Red Poppy Art House, SF MoMa, DeYoung, and The Beat Museum. She was a winner of the 2007 and 2012 SF Public Library’s Poets Eleven contest for North Beach where she resides and has been published in literary journals such as The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and Quiet Lightning’s sPARKLE & bLINK. She is currently working on a new collection of poetry.


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

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