Belo Miguel Cipriani
Belo Cipriani received his Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Notre Dame de Namur University where he studied under award-winning poet Jacqueline Berger. He has guest lectured at Yale University, the University of San Francisco, and from 2012 to 2016 served as the Writer-in-Residence at Holy Names University in Oakland, California. His writing has appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, The Times of Israel, Yahoo, Business Insider, and elsewhere.
In 2015, he served as Community Grand Marshal for the 45th annual San Francisco Pride Parade—the first blind person to receive this honor in the event’s history.
Cipriani currently splits his time between California, Minnesota, and Florida.