Poem featured in the forthcoming Women Who Submit Anthology

Excited to hear the news that my poem “Invasive Species” will be published in the forthcoming “Accolades, a Women Who Submit Anthology” in 2020. It has been a great pleasure to help organize some of the WWS gatherings with friends. Our writing group has had a pretty stellar publishing success rate which only speaks to the great quality of their work. The anthology will be released on March 5th at the AWP 2020 event in Texas: >Facebook event invite


Cultural exchange

Two poets take Jennifer’s poem “Zucchini” from her book “Saporoso, Poems of Italian Food & Love” and creates a new version from their perspective exploring the poet’s own food culture, as well as others in the structure of Jennifer’s poem. Visit the exploration at: Noodles on the Silk Road, A Cultural Exploration of China and Italy through Noodles.

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Poem featured in B Angeli Cuccidatti packaging

Very excited that Barbara Angelillo has featured the typewriter poem I wrote about her delicious Cuccidatti cookies in her packaging. She continues to make this delicious cookie recipe from her ancestors with such great love and tenderness that it inspires poetry.



Haiku featured in “Healing After Wildfire” Project

from the somber ash
chartreuse wings of the phoenix
flames cannot destroy
 – Jennifer Barone


The Tea Roots organization, Photograph of Tubb’s Fire – Healing After Wildfire card project. Photography by © David T. Pang.

Featured in Forum Literary Magazine

CCSF Forum Literary Magazine‘s December 2018 issue has published 3 poems by Jennifer Barone on the theme of “Borders”- Her poem “What Do the Stars Look Like in the Middle of the Ocean” has been made available online. Click here to read.


Saporosopoems of Italian food and love – at Museo Italo Americano Sat. Dec. 1

Come join Jennifer at the Mercantino di Natale at Museo Italo Americano on Saturday December 1st, 2018. Jennifer will be writing custom typewriter poems and giving a presentation of her book “Saporoso, poems of Italian Food & Love” at 4pm at the Museo’s holiday market. Come and find a special gift for your love ones. Museo Italo Americano is at Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd Building C, San Francisco CA. The holiday market is open from 12-6pm, book presentation at 4pm, free admission.


Jennifer to be featured in the Marin Poetry Center Anthology 

Thursday September 20th 2018, at 7pm at the Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901 – Click here for more info on the event.


Jennifer’s poem “Consider the Oyster” – from her new manuscript, will be featured in the forthcoming Marin Poetry Center Anthology in September 2018.

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.



Catch Jennifer Featuring Next:

Friday February 14th, 2020 at 7:30pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco CA

Friday March 13th, 2020 at 7:00pm
Birds of Paradise celebrates Women’s History Month

Adobe Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco CA

Saturday April 11th, 2020 at 7:00pm
Jennifer Barone featuring at Fire Thieves
at El Polin Spring, in the Presidio San Francisco CA

San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, in association with the Academy of American Poets, presents Fire Thieves – a monthly intergenerational poetry series that will culminate with The Fire Thieves Anthology in 2020. Each reading features 2 Elders, 2 Middle Age and 2 Youth poets performing featured sets of work at a different landmark in San Francisco each month. The Fire Thieves is made possible by the Academy of American Poets with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and contributions from Bird and Beckett Books, Peggy Peralta and May Kodama.


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:
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
Rialto Mercato, 705 Columbus Avenue in North Beach, SF
Alley Cat Book Store, 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA
Bird & Beckett Books, 653, Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA
Adobe Books, 3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA

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.



Simple Language

Paperback, published in 2003




















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