Jennifer presents her book “Saporoso, poems of Italian food & love” and a visual talk on Italian food & culture

Sunday October 8th 2017, from 3-4pm at North Beach Library, 2nd floor, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco CA. After the Italian Heritage parade, come to the North Beach Library, 2nd floor – where Jennifer Barone presents her book “Saporoso, poems of Italian food & love” with artwork by Lam Khong – in a visual presentation and talk on the symbolism, myths and meaning behind the sensual nature of Italian food, history and culture including art and poetry from the book.

Saporosopoems of Italian food and love – Second Edition now available!

Second Edition now available at Feather Press. Updated edition features three new poems and a section of Jennifer’s secret, family recipes.





Jennifer Barone and Ingrid Keir featuring at Uptown Fridays
Friday November 10th – 7:00-9:00 pm

at Nomadic Press, 2301 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland CA 94612

Monthly – The Word Party Poetry & Jazz Series

Catch Jennifer co-hosting and reading poetry with live jazz
Every Third Tuesday of the Month, 7:00-9:00pm
at PianoFight: 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Visit: for more info

Join us in the front room for dinner, drinks and some live poetry and jazz.
Hosted by Jennifer Barone and Ingrid Keir with special guests.

Open Mic open to poets and poetry only to read with live jazz accompaniment. 
3 min time limit, one really good poem, sign-up at 6:45pm
Free admission, all ages, full menu and bar.



Saporoso – poems of Italian Food & Love

by Jennifer Barone with artwork by Lam Khong

Saporoso (Italian for “tasty”) – is the latest collection of poems by Jennifer Barone with original drawings by artist Lam Khong. Saporoso reads like a robust, Italian dinner menu that explores the sensual nature of Italian culture, mythology, family, sex and love through Italian food and its natural, aphrodisiac qualities. As she states in her poem, “it is no small thing to eat” – through making and sharing food, we find the basic thread of our humanity, connection to each other and ultimately an expression of love.

This updated, Second Edition by Feather Press – includes three new poems and a new section of her family recipes.

USD $18. + $5 shipping – Paperback, 81 pages



Saporoso is also for sale at the following stores in San Francisco:
Alley Cat Book Store, 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA
Adobe Books, 3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
The Gardener at the SF Ferry Building Marketplace, SF CA
Book Passage at The SF Ferry Building Marketplace, SF CA
Libreria Pino – online and pop-up shop at 1412 Grant Ave in North Beach, SF
Giovanni Italian Specialties, 629 Union Street in North Beach, SF

Secret City

by Jennifer Barone with her father Edward Barone’s original artwork, 2006
Secret City is a collection of poems that explore Jennifer’s move from New York City to San Francisco.

USD $15. + $5 shipping – Paperback
ALMOST OUT OF PRINT, only a few left.


Simple Language

USD $15. + $5 shipping – Paperback, published in 2003
ALMOST OUT OF PRINT, only a few left.


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