Tues 2/23th Grey Vild & Julia Guzzio read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Tuesday Feb 23th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Grey Vild & Julia Guzzio

Grey Vilds’ writing is mostly concerned with dysphoria and displacement, (trans-ly/ if that’s a word) reclaiming hysteria, disrupting trans narrative and white masculinity. He makes use of voices that range from the narrative to abstract, political to lyrical, all of which claim no innocence.

 Julia Guzzio writes hypothetical love poems along with poems about society and poems that are loosely autobiographical. When not in verse, Julia Guzzio is drawn to writing flash short fiction about the mysterious quality of being on the out skirts of a situation.

 

$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 only) – 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.

an old poem

great reading w Alyssa Harley & Claire Olivia Moed tonight
Claire Olivia Moed reminded me about the first time I read at the WOW Cafe…poem in the series on Albert Einstein, written while in a poetry workshop w Maureen Owen…i read it forward and then backwards…here it is:

flip a coin
any coin
heads or tails
record
velocity
mass
moment of inertia
all other relevant factors
still no answer
it is the law of probability
with all facts in
it’s still 50/50
and god plays dice with the universe
place your bets ladies and gentlemen
let them roll
little joe
luck be a lady tonight

luck be a lady tonight
little joe
let them roll
place your bets ladies and gentlemen
and god plays dice with the universe
it’s still 50/50
with all the facts in
it is the law of probability
still no answer
all other relevant factors
moment of inertia
mass
velocity
record
heads or tails
any coin
flip a coin

Tues 1/26 C.O. Moed & Alyssa K. Harley read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Tuesday Jan 26th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: C.O. Moed & Alyssa K. Harley

C.O. Moed will read from her work-in-progress: Wire Monkey. it’s almost the 1980’s and Bets all of almost nineteen, once again get jettisoned from the ancestral home on Columbia & Broome. With nowhere to go she returns to her ‘second home’ – the east Village, determined tostart a new life, if you call stealing, getting drunk on St/Patty’s day, selling rings door to door, punching yr best friend in the face and selling off the family possessions starting a new life.

Alyssa K. Harley’s project is to find meaning based in the music of the English language. What she has searched for most is how to create a sense of real evidence through art of the absolute smallest of hopes, the ones that matter. 

$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 only) – 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 12/29 Deborah Hauser & Miriam Stanley read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Tuesday Dec. 29th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Deborah Hauser & Miriam Stanley

Deborah Hauser writes about cancer, breast cancer, illness and women’s bodies, pink ribbon exploitation and writes a series of alphabet poems-a poem for each letter of the alphabet with heavy alliteration about women, illness, relationships, and, sometimes, Moby Dick.

Miriam Stanley writes about relationships ( both familial and romantic) and portraits of New York, especially Brooklyn

$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 only) – 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 11/24 Trace Peterson & Michelle Austin read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Tuesday Nov 24th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Trace Peterson & Michelle Austin

Trace Peterson is a trans woman poet who has been an active, activist curator and publisher of queer and trans literature in the NY poetry scene and beyond for the past 10 years. Her feminist writing explores what it means to be trans and female, what it means to be read while attempting to invent oneself in a habitable language, and what it means to help construct community by bringing together multiple audiences to make new things happen in poetry and life.

Michele Austin is a traditional long form fiction writer struggling to grow beyond the novel, while at the same time working on two novels. Her  themes are contemporary love and life with an emphasis on the quirkier bits.

$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 only) – 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 10/27 Penelope Karageorge & Louisa Calio read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Tuesday Oct 27th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Penelope Karageorge &  Louisa Calio

Penelope Karageorge’s The Neon Suitcase is poetic chick lit for the independent woman. She takes the trip of life with love and a spirit of adventure as well as an awareness of roads not taken plus all of the journey’s possibilities.

Louisa Calio’s Journey to the Heart Waters startles because it is a 20th Century version of the ancient epic of creation, migration and return. An Italian-American woman is drawn by love to travel to the heart waters of Africa where humans emerged, migrated, and where the liberation story of the third millennium is being played out

$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 only) – 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.

Italian American Bookstore to Open in Boston

from: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c3857be064d2c2440365d097f&id=6639674b5d

Dear readers,

Life has a funny and mysterious way of taking us by the hand and pulling us towards projects we never dreamed of until recently.

That is how I feel right now, as I announce this big step forward in our goal to give the local Italian and Italian American communities a voice and identity they can be proud of.

For several months, with the help of many people encountered through the years as editor of bostoniano.info and Bostoniano magazine, I have been working on creating I Am Books — a real, physical space that can bring the community together and offer authors and artists a place to meet and exchange ideas.

What better place than a bookstore, right in the heart of the North End, Boston’s iconic Italian neighborhood?

I Am Books will quickly become an Italian American cultural hub, a place where people will be able to dig deep into their Italian heritage and roots, or even just browse through books, gifts or toys (yes, we will have a children’s section!).

We have already accomplished a lot of the behind-the-scenes work, but now we need your help to complete the mission.

Today we have launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to provide the necessary funds to get off the ground. More information about the project, as well as a short video showing you the space, is available here: iambooksboston.com.

Please consider donating to our campaign, and please spread the word to family and friends on Facebook and other social media.

Let’s make the country notice what Boston Italian Americans are capable of. Let’s make this common dream come true!

Grazie mille! Thank you so much!

Nicola Orichuia

 

Tues 9/29 Kim Morales & Bracha Nechama Bomze Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Tuesday September 29th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Kim Morales & Bracha Nechama Bomze

Kim Morales writes poetry centered around the struggle for fundamental social change. Through her work, she hopes to empower working class women of color.

Bracha Nechama Bomze’s  Love Justice is a book-length poem depicting the streams of ancestry, politics, and history that feed the river of her 32-year love affair with another woman.  From the Triangle Fire to the post-Stonewall era, from Liberty Bell chimes to chimes of marriage equality, Bomze’s lyrical call to love justice, including the call for love-justice, inspires and emboldens us to resonate with those ethics we cherish most.

 

$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 only) – 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.

poem: seen from window

sunset
streaming
between buildings
spotlights
a turtledove
preening on a tree branch.

©- 2015 – Vittoria repetto

Tues 7/28 Amy Barone & Carol Rosenfeld Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Tuesday July 28th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Amy Barone & Carol Rosenfeld

In Amy Barone’s new poetry chapbook, Kamikaze Dance, she write about nature, music, and the essence of place, including her Pennsylvania hometown, Rio, the Greek Island of Zante and Italy. And she also touches on family conflict and relations

In Carol Rosenfeld’s novel The One That Got Away a barely-out-of-the-closet bridal consultant confronts love, lust, dyke drama and not having a date for New Year’s Eve.

$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 only) – 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.

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