Saporoso (Italian for “tasty”) – is the latest collection of poems by Jennifer Barone in collaboration with 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 newly updated, Second Edition by Feather Press – includes three new poems, an additional section of the author’s family recipes and features beautiful drawings by artist Lam Khong.
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.” She is known to collaborate with artists and musicians as founder and co-host of the monthly WordParty Poetry & Jazz Series. She has been a featured poet at LitQuake, The SFJazz Poetry & Jazz Festival, The SF Public Library, The Red Poppy Art House, SF MoMa, DeYoung, and The Beat Museum. She is a winner of the 2007 and 2012 SF Public Library’s Poets Eleven contest for North Beach.
Lam Khong studied at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology; received his BFA from the College of Santa Fe, and MFA in Rome, Italy, through American University.
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