Awards & Winners

Daniela Gioseffi

Date of Birth 1941
Place of Birth Orange
(Essex County, New Jersey)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Gioseffi, Daniela
Profession Novelist, Poet, Essayist
Daniela Gioseffi is a poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and performer who won the American Book Award in 1990 for Women on War; International Writings from Antiquity to the Present. First published in 1988 during the Cold War, by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster: NY, it was re-issued in an all new edition at the dawn of the Iraq War with many women of the Mid-East added, by The Feminist Press of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2003. It was the first book of world literature to gather the global voices of women on the issues of war effecting their lives. It won the American Book Award in 1990. Gioseffi is editor of which features accomplished, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning poets. Gioseffi was among the first Italian American women writers to be widely published in the main stream of American poetry. She has published fourteen books of poetry and prose and won a PEN American Center’s Short Fiction prize 1995, and The John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry, 2007. Her verse was chosen to be etched in marble on a wall of the 7th Avenue Concourse of New York City’s Pennsylvania Station, with verses by Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams. Gioseffi was featured on the Library of Congress Radio Show, The Poet and the Poem sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts in 1996 and 2006. The radio show includes Poets Laureate of the USA and is widely syndicated throughout the country. She has been interviewed and recited poetry on National Public Radio and the BBC in London and Oxford. Gioseffi has presented her work on campuses and in cultural centers throughout the USA and in Europe. Women on War was translated into German and published in Vienna. Gioseffi’s biography appears in Feminists Who Changed America, 1963–1975, an encyclopedia from the University of Illinois Press. She is also included in Who's Who in America, The Directory of American Poets & Writers, and Contemporary Authors, as well as several other sources on the internet.

Awards by Daniela Gioseffi

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American Book Awards
Honored for : Women on War