I 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.
The poem “Diagnosis” is published in the Spring 2019 Issue of Intima, A Journal of Narrative Medicine
The poem “Total Lunar Eclipse” is published in The 2019 California Writers Club Literary Review (page 18)
The poems “The Crows” and “The Picnic Table” are published in the 2019 Redwood Writers’ poetry anthology Crow: In the Light of Day, In the Dark of Night
The poem “Blue” is published in Issue 7.1 of Star 82 Review (March 2019)
The poems “Salmon in Mill Creek” and “Letter to the Past” are published in OASIS Journal 2018 (print only)
The poem “Dryads Live in Sitka Spruce” is published in The North Coast Journal (July 12, 2018)
The poem “May Morning in Southern Iceland” is published in Seven Gill Shark Review (print only, April 2018)
The poem “Conversation” is published in The American Journal of Nursing (March 2018, Volume 118, Issue 3)
The poems “Waiting Room” and “Feather Riding a Breeze” are published in OASIS Journal 2017 (print only)
The poem “Berkeley Aquatic Park” is published in Her Heart Poetry’s THE ANNUAL | 2017
The poem “Erasure” is 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” are 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” is published in Postcard Poems & Prose Magazine (February 29, 2016).
“Through the Green Glass” is 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.
You can contact me by writing an email to simosite AT mac DOT com
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