giovanni singleton is one of the leading young poets in the Bay Area, and a member of Small Press Traffic's Board of Directors. Her work has appeared in Prosodia, Five Fingers Review, Mass Ave., Mirage #4/Period[ical], No Roses Review, Proliferation, Superflux,the San Francisco Bay Guardian,and in the anthologies The Breast(Global City, 1995) and The New Frontier: African-American Poets for the Millennium,edited by E. Ethelbert Miller (Black Classic Press: Baltimore, MD). She has an M.F.A. from the Poetics Program at New College. She lives in Oakland, where she's launching nocturne,a new journal devoted to African-American writing.

April 7-9, 2000


giovanni singleton's work has appeared in Prosodia, Mass Ave., Mirage, No Roses Review, and The Breast Anthology (Global City, 1995). She holds an M.F.A. from the Poetics Program at New College and is currently writing an M.A. thesis on the poet and activist Jayne Cortez. Her writing updates and revises the modernisms of the Harlem Renaissance poets and the Black Arts Movement of the 50s and 60s, as well as African-American modernist film, visual art and music. Her poetry is sensual, exciting, formally radical, like velcro on steel.

March 14, 1997