Giovanni Singleton is a poet, teacher, and founding editor of Nocturnes 2 (re)view of the Literary Arts (Nocturnes Editions 2002), a journal dedicated to the work of artists and writers of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces.
Her debut collection, Ascension, was awarded the 81st California Book Award Gold Medal for poetry. Singleton is a recipient of a New Langton Bay Area Award Show for Literature and she frequently presents on writing, editing, and graphic design at schools and conferences, including the American Literature Association and Spelman College. She has been a fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Cave Canem, and the Napa Valley Writers Conference.
Singleton's work was featured in San Francisco’s 1st Visual Poetry and Performance Festival and has appeared on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Zen Monster, VOLT, Callaloo, Poet Lore, Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, & Stories for Children, and I’ll Drown My Book: A Collection of Conceptual Writing.
Singleton has taught at Saint Mary’s College, Naropa University, and in museums and schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.