Giovanna Lomanto

Giovanna Lomanto is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and teaching artist. She is the author of two poetry collections – no body in particular (Scrambler Books, 2019) and jupiter fell out the sky last night (Bound to Brew, 2021) – and a poetry box/art edition called erase this: prose poem for the sentimentalist (RITE Editions, 2021). She is a poetry reader at The Adroit Journal and hosts and curates The Living Room Series & Salon at Syzygy in San Francisco. KALW, the Worth-Ryder Art Gallery, the SFMOMA archive, and various literary magazines have featured her work. She is a UC Berkeley alumna and a NYU MFA candidate.

i'll pray for you when you leave

you’re not even catholic, and i’m not even catholic,
and we’ve just played the biggest prank on the church since
the time that those kids teepeed the courtyard at st. joseph’s.