Daniela Gioseffi  

Daniela Gioseffi was one of SoHo's early performance poets. She's read her poetry around the world, but currently resides back in Brooklyn Heights, her home base for thirty years. Gioseffi won the American Book Award for WOMEN ON WAR: International Voices (Simon & Schuster/TOUCHSTONE. 1990) soon to be published in a new edition by The Feminist Press, NY, 2002. She's won a World Peace Award for ON PREJUDICE: A Global Perspective, (Doubleday/ANCHOR, 1993)-- a compendium of world literature on issues of xenophobia, sexism and racism. Her newest book of poetry is an e-book titled SYMBIOSIS, Rattapallax Press, 2001. Prior books of poetry are WORD WOUNDS & WATER FLOWERS, and GOING ON (VIA/Bordighera Press @ Purdue Universtiy: West Lafayette; IN, 1995 and 2001 respectively.) Her premier collection of poetry was EGGS IN THE LAKE (Boa Editions, Ltd. Rochester: NY, 1979.) Gioseffi's first novel, was THE GREAT AMERICAN BELLY, (Doubleday/Dell: NY and New English Library: London, 1979) It was made into a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Michael Christofer,. Her latest collection of fiction is IN BED WITH THE EXOTIC ENEMY, stories & novella (Avisson Press, Greensboro NC,1997.) She's winner of two grants in poetry from The New York State Council for the Arts as well as a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award for Daffodil Dollars which aired on National Public Radio where Daniela has read her poetry, as well. Her work will be engraved in marble on an artist's installation on a newly renovated wall of PENN Station, 2002.
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