Giovanna with former Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean at the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Order of Canada.

Giovanna with former Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean at the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Order of Canada.

Giovanna in her home town in the region Calabria, Italy.

Giovanna in her home town in the region Calabria, Italy.

Giovanna and other members of “The Shaken and the Stirred” at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace Centre for their UK Poetry Tour of Northern Ireland and Scotland, 2017.

Giovanna and other members of “The Shaken and the Stirred” at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace Centre for their UK Poetry Tour of Northern Ireland and Scotland, 2017.

Giovanna performing works from her new work “Plastic’s Republic” at the “Sprung Rhythm Event” at the Freetimes Cafe in Toronto, Canada.

Giovanna performing works from her new work “Plastic’s Republic” at the “Sprung Rhythm Event” at the Freetimes Cafe in Toronto, Canada.

Giovanna with poet and playwright, George Elliott Clarke, former Poet Laureate of Canada.

Giovanna with poet and playwright, George Elliott Clarke, former Poet Laureate of Canada.

Giovanna with Stephen Brown & Jazz Musicians in Mexico City where she read from her new book “Plastic’s Republic”. Her ‘Frieda Kahlo Barbie’ poem was very well received.

Giovanna with Stephen Brown & Jazz Musicians in Mexico City where she read from her new book “Plastic’s Republic”. Her ‘Frieda Kahlo Barbie’ poem was very well received.