Tues July 13th – Reading at Sideshow! The Queer Literary Carnival
Sideshow! The Queer Literary Carnival: http://sideshowreadingseries.wordpress.com
Serious Literature for Ridiculous Times happens next on July 13th for FREAK FLAG with Sassafras Lowery, Vittoria repetto, Thad Rutkowski, & Charlie Vasquez. Sideshow happens every second Tuesday of the month at The Phoenix, 447 East 13th Street @ Avenue A, Doors at 7:30pm. Free!
Not Just A Personal Ad by Vittoria repetto
“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 – On My Nightstand – Lambda Book Report – Fall 2006
“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
“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, even if the people, as Gerry Locklin says, don’t read poetry.
But maybe if more poets start writing like her, they will, or at least listen to it.”
Available at www.bluestockings.com, www.mcnallyrobinsonnyc.com, www.womensbookstore.com, www.booksinc.net & www.amazon.com
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