Poem: saving the best for last


nonna once told me
when mamma was a child
one day during sunday dinner,
nonna noticed a slice of salami under her plate,
nonna asked why.
mamma said she saved the salami
so she have it for last
leaving the best taste in her mouth.
today eating an italian pizza
(not an italian american one)
i eat the crust first,
leaving the best for last,
and eating it with a knife and fork.

@2014 – Vittoria repetto

Tues 4/29 Claudia Manley & Miriam Stanley read at Bluestocking’s Women/Trans Poetry Jam

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Tuesday April 29th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Claudia Manley & Miriam Stanley

Claudia Manley’s stories often explore themes of disconnection, displaced anxiety, and communication breakdowns. They frequently play with the injection of the fantastic or the bizarre into the mundane and everyday.

Miriam Stanley’s poetry is affeected by the confluence of religion and gender. she also writes about aging as a woman in America.

$5 suggested donation
This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Open mike ( for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store.

Tues 3/25 Nicole Santalucia & Marisa Frasca Read at Bluestocking’s Women/Trans Poetry Jam

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Tuesday March 25th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Nicole Santalucia & Marisa Frasca

Nicole Santalucia’s poetry thematically involves sexuality/identity, drug addiction and alcoholism, and familial relationships. She often base her narrative poems (often described to have surreal characteristics) on what it is like to live in Binghamton, NY and New York City — two places where she has lived the majority of her life and that have greatly influenced her.

Marisa Frasca’s poems deal with feminist issues, others a naturalist’s concerns, yet others are about an immigrant’d duality and experiences, but her characters are usually women and how they face questions of love, pain, subjugation, coming of age and growing into old age.

$5 suggested donation
This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Open mike ( for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store.

Poetry Book: Not Just A Personal Ad

NOT JUST A PERSONAL AD
Poetry by
VITTORIA REPETTO

published by Guernica Editions Inc.
ISBN 978-1-55071-244-5 84 pages $13

Poetry that eroticizes simple household chores & casts a direct and witty eye on life’s complexity

“My joy in reading these poems was Repetto’s rebel energy. She revels in her lust without avoiding her history. This is also a woman of courage as she negotiates the complexities of a multicultural existence. She tunes in to people who ride in her cab; she loves the city and the love of women. For her sex is freedom to indulge her desire; it is not possessive but an exchange of pleasure. Growing up in an age when all things sexual were disguised in metaphor, or never mentioned. I found her candor refreshing and stripped of anxiety.”
Chuck Forester – Lambda Book Report Winter 2007 Page 30

“Poems of intense sensibility and gorgeous imagery are a rarity these days; but this book of verse by a distinctly working class, distinctly lesbian, and distinctly Italian American voice is a must for all readers of good poetry.”
Rigoberto Gonzalez – Lambda Book Report – Fall 2006

Vittoria repetto is an energetic and passionate voice in Italian American poetry. Honest and clear, this brave poet knows how to make the world spin. At the same time, she is able to root her poems in the world of lower Manhattan where she grew up and still lives.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan

This collection of poems manifests a genuine sensibility interacting with a striking poetic gift. The meld is seamless. Repetto uses contemporary American idiom with a skill that approximates Dante’s with the Tuscan dialect.
Anthony Bardusk

“Her poetry has what T.S. Eliot and Wallace Stevens and the rest of them lack, clinging as they all do to their elitist view of poetry. I’d say she’s exactly what poetry needs — she returns it to the people.”
Edward Field

Nominated for the 2007 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

Available at http://bluestockings.com
and at

Poem: Blue Eyes

her eyes are blue
robins cover their eggs
with their wings in shame
her eyes are blue
blue bonnets in a field
close in disgrace
her eyes are blue
the summer sky covers itself
with clouds
her eyes are blue
the mediterranean sea
tosses itself
on italian shores
and groans

@2002 – Vittoria repetto

Tues 2/25 Aimee Herman & Ilka Scobie read at Bluestockings’ Women’s/Trans’ Poetry Jam

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Tuesday Feb 25th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Aimee Herman & Ilka Scobie

Aimee Herman’s poetics deconstruct the architecture of gender and bodies. I experiment with the language of bones, crack them open, count the syllables stuffed inside, and smear what translates onto the page.

Ilka Scobie’s poems are written through the filter of being a feminist, native New Yorker, traveller and teacher.”A passionate song to the city in all its stripped down, scaffolded, merciless and brave beauty.” Janine Pommy Vega

$5 suggested donation
This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Open mike ( for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store.

Tues 1/28 Marisa Frasca & Joanne Pagano Weber Read at Bluestocking’s Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Tuesday Jan 28th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Marisa Frasca & Joanne Pagano Weber

Marisa Frasca’s poems deal with feminist issues, others a naturalist’s concerns, yet others are about an immigrant’d duality and experiences, but her characters are usually women and how they face questions of love, pain, subjugation, coming of age and growing into old age.

Joanne Pagano Weber’s writing and visual art is directly influenced by the matriarchal narrative tradition learned in her grandmother’s kitchen in the Bronx. Through a tiny lens, she is ever on the lookout for the miraculous in the everyday and the redemptive in the fallible, grounded in a plebeian and fatalistic world view.

$5 suggested donation
This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Open mike ( for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store.

Selling Vineyard in Italy Near Cinqueterre / Vendere Vigna in Italia Vicino Cinqueterre

Selling Vineyard in Italy Near Cinqueterre

I am looking to sell some vineyard land in my father’s village of Framura, (Prov of La Spezia ) which is three towns north of the Cinque Terre region.

Framura is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 50 km southeast of Genoa and about 25 km northwest of La Spezia. The municipality of Framura contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Anzo, Ravecca, Setta, Costa, and Castagnola.For more information on the town, please see http://www.comune.framura.sp.it/hh/index.php

The property is 1500 sq meters of a vineyard set on a nearby hill above the sub division town of Costa. Costa is located at the top of a hill arising from the Mediterranean. It is zoned for agricultural uses only. The deed is filed with the commune : -foglio 20 mappale 136 di 720 mq – vigneto
-foglio 20 mappale 141 di 780 mq – vigneto.

The property is owned 100% by me.

The vineyard is located above the subdivision of Costa and faces the Mediterranean sea. It still has grape plants on it.

I’m asked for 40000 euros for the property, however the price is negotiable.

You should know that since the vineyards are not next to the local road, you will have to contact the owner of the property next to the road for access (pathway or permission) through his land

2 pictures of vineyard available on request

The land surveyor was Marco Tomassetti ; office telephone 011 390 0187 800803
cell. 011 390 377 1270375

If you are interested in this or you are a real estate agent; please contact me at drvittoriarepett@aol.com.

Thanks
Dr. Vittoria Repetto

Vendere Vigna in Italia Vicino Cinqueterre

Sto cercando di vendere alcuni terreni vigneto nel villaggio di mio padre di Framura , ( Prov di La Spezia) , che è tre città a nord della regione delle Cinque Terre .

Framura è un comune (comune ), in provincia di La Spezia nella regione Liguria italiana , situata a circa 50 km a sud est di Genova e circa 25 km a nord ovest di La Spezia . Il comune di Framura contiene le frazioni ( suddivisioni , soprattutto borghi e frazioni ) Anzo , Ravecca , Setta , Costa , e Castagnola.For più informazioni sulla città , consulta http://www.comune.framura.sp.it/hh / index.php

La proprietà è di 1500 metri quadrati di un vigneto situata su una collina vicina sopra la città divisione sub di Costa . Costa si trova in cima a una collina derivante dal Mediterraneo . E ‘ suddivisa in zone solo per usi agricoli . L’atto è depositato presso il Comune : – Foglio 20 mappale 136 di mq 720 – vigneto
- Foglio 20 mappale 141 di mq 780 – vigneto

L’immobile è di proprietà al 100% da me.

Il vigneto si trova sopra la suddivisione di Costa e si affaccia sul Mar Mediterraneo. Ha ancora piante di vite su di esso.

Sto chiesto 40.000 € per la proprietà, ma il prezzo è trattabile.

Si deve sapere che, poiché i vigneti non sono vicino alla strada locale, si dovrà contattare il proprietario della proprietà accanto alla strada di accesso (via o autorizzazione), attraverso la sua terra

2 foto di vigneto disponibili su richiesta

Il geometra era Marco Tomassetti, telefono ufficio 011 390 0187 8008 03
cella. 011 390 377 1270 375

Se siete interessati a questo o sei un agente immobiliare, si prega di contattare me a drvittoriarepett@aol.com.

Grazie,
Dr Vittoria Repetto

Tues 11/26 Annie Lanzillotto &TBA read at Bluestockings’ Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Tuesday Nov 26th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Annie Lanzillotto & TBA

Annie Lanzillotto reads from her poetry book Schistsong.
The book begins with the bright reflective quality of Mica and ends with the gentrified vision of the city where “New York is nine millions doors, and you have not one key.”

$5 suggested donation
This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Open mike ( for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store

Tues 10/29 Maureen Brady & Nati Reyes read at Bluestockings’ Women’s/Trans’ Poetry Jam

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Tuesday Oct 29th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Maureen Brady & Nati Reyes

Maureen Brady will read from her new novel, Getaway, about a woman who stabs her abusive husband and makes her way to the far reaches of Canada, to attempt a start at a new life.

Nati Reyes is a 25 year old New Yorker living at the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and national borders and she’s confused. So she writes.”

$5 suggested donation
This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Open mike ( for women & trans) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the stor

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