About Simona

Simona Carini, writer and photographerI was born in Perugia, in the green heart of Italy.
I am a graduate of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy, and of Mills College, Oakland, CA. I live in Northern California with my husband and work as an academic researcher in Medical Information Science.

My poetry, flash nonfiction and memoir have appeared, or are forthcoming, in: Postcard Poems & Prose, Star 82 Review, three anthologies edited and published by Redwood Writers (a branch of the California Writers’ Club), the CWC Literary Review, Her Heart Poetry, Oasis Journal, the American Journal of Nursing.

My food writing has appeared in: the North Coast Journal, Remedy Quarterly and Edible East Bay.

Published work

Seven Gill Shark Review Poster, April 21 2017 readingThe poem “Erasure” was published in Seven Gill Shark Review and read at a celebration of fine writing at College of the Redwoods, Eureka Campus, on April 21, 2017.

The poems “The Bench” and “The Divorced House” were published in * 82 Review (Issue 5.1, March 2017 and Issue 4.2, June 2016, respectively).

Night Sky” was published in Postcard Poems & Prose Magazine (February 29, 2016).

Untold Stories from the Deep Part of the Well (Redwood Writers' 2065 Anthology)“The Snail and the Cactus” and “Mint Tea” were published in the 2016 Redwood Writers’ anthology Untold Stories from the Deep Part of the Well.

Journeys (Redwood Writers' 2015 Anthology)“The Blue Backpack” and “A Redwood Tree’s Journey” were published in the 2015 Redwood Writers’ anthology Journeys.

Water (Redwood Writers' 2014 Anthology)“Through the Green Glass” was published in the 2014 Redwood Writers’ anthology Water.


The essay “Fresh dry beans: an edible oxymoron” published in the Fresh issue of Remedy Quarterly won second place in the 2016 Association Of Food Journalists Awards, Best Non-Newspaper Food Feature category.

“The Egg Beater” won first prize at the 2013 Redwood Writers’ Memoir Contest and “Mint Tea” won third prize at the 2015 edition of the contest.

Besides the Writings on this website, I write a food blog called briciole. A selection of my published articles is available on this page.


You can contact me by writing an email to simosite AT mac DOT com

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