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Italian American Women Writers: Forging Identities Through a Shared Immigrant Heritage: Poetry

Notable Female Italian-American Writers of Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry

Italian American Female Poets

"I remember our house in Brooklyn. I was inside a lot because my Italian father thought girls shouldn’t go out. At 13, that changed. I went to high school in Manhattan. Eight of us wrote poetry together before class. I’ve never forgotten that experience." (Diane Di Prima, 2014 interview with Jonah Raskin... SFGate)

Poetic Voices

Italian Heritage Day Program

Selected Titles

Below are some additional suggested titles that can be explored by requesting via interlibrary loan from NCC or inquiring at your local public library. Staff and faculty can contact the library about setting up an interlibrary loan account.