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Quietude Paperback – February 5, 2017
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About the Author
Joanne Olivieri is a gifted poet and photographer who was born, raised and currently resides in San Francisco, California. At age ten, her mother bought Joanne her first book of poetry called Speak Nature by James Walker, which was a series of nature poems in traditional rhyme and meter. She fell in love with poetry after reading this book and took it everywhere with her. She remembers sitting in a civics class in the 7th grade, bored to tears, when she penned her first poem titled "One." She's been writing ever since. With no formal training as a writer, other than a creative writing class in high school, Joanne learned her craft the old fashioned way, by reading. She applauds Longfellow, Poe, Byron, Marlowe, Keats, Plath, and Angelou as a few of her many favorites. Joanne derives her inspiration from nature, music, cultural diversity, and anything that profoundly touches her spirit. Her poetry has been published in numerous poetry anthologies and print and online publications, such as The San Diego Arts and Poets Magazine, Jerry Jazz Musician, Haikuuniverse.com, Black Poppy Review, Shadows Ink Chapbooks, SP Quill Magazine, SoMa Literary Review, Things Asian Online Travel Website, Tango Diva, the India based Eternity Magazine, Parnassus Literary Review and many more. She was the featured poet for April 2014 in Coalesce Lit Mag. Joanne is a member of The Online International Library of Contemporary Poets and The World Poets Society. She has written for RainTiger Magazine, JazzWest.com and Virtual Tourist's San Francisco Travel Guide. Her poem "salt and pepper" was published on celebrity Leeza Gibbon's website in April 2007. Joanne acted as a consultant and poetry guide for world renowned pianist Cristiana Pegoraro. Joanne's poem "Symphony Of Lights" from her chapbook Red Lanterns was chosen as one of the 300 Short Listed Entries in the initial round of the Cathay Pacific Airways - 100 Reasons We Love Hong Kong contest for July 2007. As a result, Joanne was awarded a round trip ticket to Hong Kong for her winning entry. Quietude is a compilation of her first three publications along with her latest works taking you through a poetic journey encompassing her life.
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