Giovanna Lomanto is an Oakland-based poet and teaching artist. An alumnus of U.C. Berkeley and a current MFA candidate at NYU’s low-residency program, her work has been featured on KALW, the Worth-Ryder Art Gallery, the SFMOMA archive, and various literary magazines. 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) as well as a poetry box/art edition called “erase this: prose poem for the sentimentalist” (RITE Editions, 2021). She currently serves as the host/curator of a monthly open mic and reading series at UMA Gallery, in addition to running The Living Room Series & Salon at Manny’s in San Francisco.