Born and raised in California, Giovanna Lomanto attends the University of California, Berkeley by day and writes poetry by night. A former staff member of UC Press and the Berkeley Student Cooperative, she’s a longtime lover of the arts, in pursuit of a greater dream. As an Asian American poet with two poetry collections, she plans to get her M.F.A. after her B.A. and work towards becoming a professor, allowing her to represent a diverse community of poets on the scholarly level.
Her standalone poetic work has been featured in literary journals such as The Elevation Review. Her first published collection of poetry, no body in particular (Scrambler Books, 2019) touched on the topics of suffering from an eating disorder and struggle with self-acceptance. Giovanna has endured and witnessed various prejudices against her community and other minorities. jupiter fell out the sky last night is her way of telling untold truths, tackling troublesome relationships (romantic and familial), and finding self-love.
When she’s not writing, she can be found scouring Oakland and Sacramento for murals, dancing and cooking with family and friends, and working as a Program Associate and Teaching Artist at the local nonprofit creative writing center, Chapter 510. To keep updated with Giovanna’s work, follow her on Twitter (@littlelomanto) and Instagram (@giovanna_lomanto) or visit her website www.giovannalomanto.com.
no body in particular (Scrambler Books, 2019), jupiter fell out the sky last night (Bound to Brew, 2021)