Jo Carpignano

Josephine Carpignano

Josephine Carpignano, 85, retired educational psychologist, lives in San Mateo, California. In 2011 she won the National Senior Poet Honor Scroll Award with her chilling poem “The Yellow Bus.” She is a member of the SF/Peninsula Branch of the California Writers Club. Jo is author of the self-published book Madeline’s Story about her immigrant mother, a member of an Italian family, who came to San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. Dr. Carpignano’s writing credits also include awards for both prose and poetry, as well as publication of magazine articles and chapters in professional books.

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