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, four 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, Italian Americana.

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

Published work

The poems “Salmon in Mill Creek” and “Letter to the Past” were published in OASIS Journal 2018 (print only)

The poems “The Crypt” and “Ghazal of the Soccer Ball” [photo here] were published in Volume 3.1, Fall 2018 of Sheila-Na-Gig Online

The Stars CoverThe poem “Yellowtail Damselfish” was published in the anthology The Stars (Outrider Press, print only)

The poem Dryads Live in Sitka Spruce was published in The North Coast Journal (July 12, 2018)

The poem “May Morning in Southern Iceland” was published in Seven Gill Shark Review (print only, April 2018)

The poems “Monday Afternoon in West Marin” and “Yellowtail Damselfish” were published in the 2018 Redwood Writers’ poetry anthology Phoenix

The poem “Conversation” was published in The American Journal of Nursing (March 2018, Volume 118, Issue 3)

The poems “Poppy Blooming” and “Eternal House” [photo of the house on this page] were published in Volume 2.2, Winter 2017 of Sheila-Na-Gig Online

OASIS Journal 2017 CoverThe poems “Waiting Room” and “Feather Riding a Breeze” were published in OASIS Journal 2017 (print only)

Seven Gill Shark Review Poster, April 21 2017 reading

The poem “Berkeley Aquatic Park” was published in Her Heart Poetry’s THE ANNUAL | 2017

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

The poems “Blue“, “The Bench” and “The Divorced House” and the photo “The Picnic Table” were published in * 82 Review (Issue 7.1, March 2019, Issue 5.1, March 2017, Issue 4.2, June 2016, and Issue 5.3, September 2017, 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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