about

Giovanna MacKenna can be found looking at the black bits of life and finding ways to make them shine. After lengthy careers as an actor and a journalist, Giovanna was tasked to write a poem and found she was full of them. She’s been recently published by Nine Pens, iamb, SWC, Robida, Abridged, SouthChild Lit Brag, Tether’s End and The Speculative Book 2021.
Her first full collection How the Heart can Falter will be published this April by The Museum of Loss and Renewal Publishing. Stay in touch to find out about the launch event and more.  

hand drawn and watercolour image of a hydrangea with touches of warm pink on the petals by Tracy MacKenna
The background artwork for this website is by Tracy Mackenna, watercolour on paper, 2019