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Gioseffi, Daniela

Daniela Gioseffi
Retired Professor/Author/Poet. English Dept., School of Visual Arts, NY; Long Island U., NY; NYU's Publishing Institute; City U. of NY: Brooklyn College. Editor: www. re. Poems & Essays. re. Climate Crisis. Featured at Poets House, NY, and many venues.

Daniela Gioseffi is an American Book Award winning author of sixteen books of prose and poetry, and a retired professor of American and world literature, as well as creative writing. Early in her career, she was a featured scholar on a documentary devoted to the poetry of Emily Dickinson produced by Pacifica Radio, New York, 1978. In 2010, she published an historical novel titled, "WILD NIGHTS! WILD NIGHTS!" THE STORY OF EMILY DICKINSON'S MASTER: "NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND AND BRIDEGROOM..." with The novel is based Gioseffi's non-fiction a essay first published in The Chelsea Literary Review, Spring 2007, titled EMILY DICKINSON: LOVER OF SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST IN DARK DAYS OF THE REPUBLIC. The essay is the foreword to her latest version of the re-edited novel, title THE STORY OF EMILY DICKINSON"S MASTER, published in 2013 as an inexpensive e-book available at,, Baker & Taylor and various online distributors. Barbara Kelly of THE EMILY DICKINSON INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY BULLETIN, Nov/Dec 2010 wrote: “A page turning tale of a bitter sweet love affair (1857-1865)…Gioseffi, a compelling storyteller, cleverly incorporates Dickinson’s poems, capturing the intellectual, cultural, and political ideas and voices of the nineteenth century, from the stern Calvinist voices of Mary Lyon and the Reverend Aron Colton to the domestic Irish lilt of Margaret Maher, …. Gioseffi helpfully advises Dickinson scholar’s to read her non-fiction foreword first. The novel is alive with detail and heartfelt emotion….Gioseffi introduces a Dickinson most readers have not met before.”

Daniela also discussed how she came to write the essay and the book based upon it in an interview with Angelina Oberdan of Clemson University,NC, titled EMILY AND ME: UNDOING THE MYTHOLOGY SURROUNDING AMERICA'S MOST ICONIC WOMAN POET: online at Sugar Mule, An E-zine:

Gioseffi's other publications include WOMEN ON WAR: INTERNATIONAL WRITINGS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT (The Feminist Press, CUNY, 2003, and ON PREJUDICE A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (Anchor/Doubleday, 1993). Her latest book of poems is the bilingual BLOOD AUTUMN /AUTUNNO DI SANGUE (VIA Folios/Bordighera Press: The Calandra Institute: The City University of New York, 2007.) She is winner of the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry, 2007, and The New York State OSIA Literary Award, 2008, as well as two grant awards in poetry from The New York State Council for the Arts. Her verse was etched in marble on a wall of the 7th Ave. Concourse of PENN Station, NY, 2002, with that of Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams. In 2013, she also published PIONERING ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURE, Essays, Reviews, and Interviews with VIA Folios at the City U. of NY.


Emily Dickinson: Lover of Science and Scientist in Dark Days of the Republic: Undoing the Mythology of The Iconic Poet's Life with a Selected Bibliography: THE CHELSEA LITERARY REVIEW Number 81: Spring 2006. and also

Emily and Me: Undoing the Mythology Surrounding America's Most Iconic Poet: An Interview with Daniela Gioseffi by Angelina Oberdan of Clemson University; NC, online at
SUGAR MULE: A Literary E-zine #23:



Hundreds of reviews and interviews of contemporary American poets in American Book Review, VIA, The Hungry Mind Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Small Press Review, Poet Lore, The Hayden's Ferry Review, The Cortland Review, BigCityLit, Barrow Street Review, The New York Times, Library Journal, Book List.

Hundreds of poems by Gioseffi are published in The Paris Review, Antaeus, The Nation, Prairie Schooner, Poetry East, Journal of the Poetry Society of America, Barrow Street Review, Chelsea, Choice, etc and many online sites and e-zines.

More information can be found at:
Daniela Gioseffi: PEN AMERICAN CENTER Webpage:


and at: The Poet and the Poem, Library of Congress Radio Show Webcast: Scroll down at:

POETRY by Daniela Gioseffi:
EGGS in the LAKE, BOA Editions. Rochester: NY. 1979

GOING ON, VIA FOLIOS at PURDUE University: West Lafayette, IN. 2000

SYMBIOSIS:AN E-BOOK: Rattapallax Press, New York, 2002. plus novels and stories from Doubleday, Dell, New English Library, Oxford University Press, Harper Collins, etc.
Books by Gioseffi

Research Interests:
Emily Dickinson and the Transcendental Movement in American Literature: A Seminar Presented at Poets House, NY City, Winter 2011. Emily Dickinson and Emerson
Emily Dickinson on the Fringe of the Brahmins
Feminist Ideas in the Texts of Emily Dickinson