Elisabetta La Cava


Austin, TX
Texas US

Author's Bio

Elisabetta LaCava is a double immigrant born in Italy, raised in Venezuela, who claimed Texas as her own. Twice foreign, she carries a family tradition of cultural interconnectedness. Her mother and grandmother survived the Russian advance into German territory at the end of WWII. Her father is the son of Italian migrants who settled in Venezuela. 

She is an MFA candidate at Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work has or will be seen in Another Chicago Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, Stone Canoe, The Pointed Circle, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Texas Poetry Calendar, and others. She currently lives in Austin, Texas.

Publications & Prizes

Texas Poetry Calendar (Kallisto Gaia Press, 2022)
Texas Poetry Calendar (Kallisto Gaia Press, 2021)
Closed Eye Open
Hispanic Culture Review
Penultimate Peanut Magazine
Pointed Circle

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Justin Torres, Paul Lisicky, Eula Biss, Elizabeth McCracken, Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, Aminatta Forna, Milan Kundera, Sabrina Orah Mark, Eckhart Tolle, Sue Monk Kidd, Ada Limon, Ursula Le Guin, Elizabeth Bishop, Theodore Roethke, and many more.
What I'm reading now: 
Freedom is a Feast by Alejandro Puyana

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, Immigration, Parents, Schools, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Women
Fluent in: 
English, Italian, Spanish
Born in: 
Rome, RM
Raised in: 
Puerto Cabello, G
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Last update: Jun 19, 2024