This Directory of Italian American Women include writers, artists, scholars, performers, and activists from the past and present. If you would like someone added, please send us the name and information here.
B. Amore: artist, educator and writer.
Penny Arcade: performance artist, actress and playwright.
Helen Barolini: writer, whose book, “The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women” is considered a classic text for Italian American women scholars.
Gabriella M. Belfiglio: feminist poet and activist.
Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum: feminist cultural historian.
Monica Calabritto: professor whose research focuses on the interaction between medicine and literature and between medicine and law in early modern Italy and Europe.
Louisa Calio: poet, writer, multimedia performance artist and teacher.
Mary Cappello: writer and professor of English and creative writing.
Phyllis Capello: writer, musician and performer.
Rosette Capotorto: poet and writer.
Nancy Carnevale: writer and professor of history.
Nancy Caronia: writer, actress, director and educator.
Paola Corso: fiction writer, poet, and essayist.
Louisa DeSalvo: writer, editor, professor, and renowned Virginia Woolf scholar.
Diane di Prima: poet, writer, artist, memoirist, playwright, social justice activist and teacher.
Ree Dragonette: a poet active on the New York poetry scene in the 1960s and 70s.
Jennifer Lagier Fellguth: writer, poet, community activist and college librarian/instructor.
Sandra M. Gilbert (Mortola): an American literary critic and poet who has published in the fields of feminist literary criticism, feminist theory, and psychoanalytic criticism.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan: poet and founder /Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in New Jersey.
Daniela Gioseffi: poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and performer.
Edvige Giunta: professor, writer, specializing in memoir.
Jennifer Guglielmo: writer, historian and associate professor.
Joanna Clapps Herman: writer, editor and poet.
Annie Lanzillotto: author, poet, songwriter, director, actor and performance artist.
LuLu LoLo: playwright, actor, performance and multi-disciplinary artist.
Kathleen Zamboni McCormick: writer and professor.
Arlene Holpp Scala: writer and professor of Gender and Women’s Studies.
Leslie Scalapino: poet, experimental prose writer, playwright, essayist, and editor.
Maria Terrone: poet and writer.