Elisabetta La Cava


Austin, TX

Author's Bio

Elisabetta La Cava 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 a first-generation college graduate who received a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her work has been seen in The Pointed Circle, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Texas Poetry Calendar, Penultimate Peanut Magazine, The Closed Eye Open, and The Rio Review. She currently lives in Austin, Texas where she studies creative writing at Austin Community College and LOGOS Poetry Collective.

Publications & Prizes

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

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, Alice Walker, Carrie Fountain, Eckhart Tolle, Sue Monk Kidd, Ada Limon, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tara Westover, Jeanette Walls, Dorothy Allison, Justin Torres, Ursula Le Guin, Elizabeth Bishop, Theodore Roethke, Howard Nemorov, Richard Wilbur, Howard Moss and many more.
What I'm reading now: 
What Happened to You by Oprah, The Byline Bible by Susan Shapiro, Four Archetypes by Carl Jung, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The Tradition by Jericho Brown

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
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: Sep 05, 2021