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” (Feather Press). She is known to collaborate with artists and musicians as the founder and co-host of the monthly WordParty Poetry & Jazz Series. She has been a featured poet at LitQuake, The SF Public Library, The SFJazz Poetry & Jazz Festival, Marin Poetry Center, The Red Poppy Art House, The Beat Museum, SF MoMa, and DeYoung Museum. She is 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 Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Forum Literary Magazine of CCSF, The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and Quiet Lightning’s sPARKLE & bLINK. She is currently working on a new collection of poetry.

Books by Jennifer:

Saporoso, poems of Italian food & love, Second edition 2017, Feather Press
Secret City, 2006
Simple Language, 2003

Interviews with Jennifer:

Badass Bookworm Poetry Podcast with Cassandra Dallett, Aug. 2019
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 also been published in:

Accolades, A Women Who Submit Anthology, Jamii Publishing, December 2018
Forum, Literary Magazine of CCSF, December 2018
Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Edited by Kirsten Neff and Jim Pellegrin, September 2018
Sparkle & Blink, The Quiet Lightning Review, issues #8 2010 and #85 May 2017
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
Reclaiming Community: An Anthology of Transformational Poets, Vol. 3, Edited by John Curl and Jack Hirschman, 2016

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:

Out of Our Release Party / Quiet Lightning
Bay Area Generations Reading – 2015
Poets Eleven, North Beach Library
“Ode to a Tomato”, Pablo Neruda’s Bday Red Poppy Art House
LitQuake Quiet Lightening XI
Jennifer at Doc’s Lab w/ the Lisa Engelken Quartet
Poetry TV
Quiet Lightning – May 2017
“Killing an Octopus” – at Microscopic Giant
Venice – short film by Jennifer
Exit – a Short Film by Jennifer



































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