Thurs 9/28 – Mary Giaimo & Emily Vogel Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings
Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’
Thursday – September 28th 7pm – 9pm
Writers: Mary Giaimo & Emily Vogel
Mary Giaimo has occupied many in-between spaces in her life, as an expatriate American teaching English in Italy, an expatriate Midwesterner in New York, a middle-school teacher (in a mostly Italian school), and as a fairy step-parent—a counter-narrative to the sexist trope of the wicked stepmother. Her work is about drift as a poetic process, about movement and language into psychic and physical spaces between myth and fairy tale, prose and poetry, linear and fragmented vision.
Emily Vogel considers herself a third – wave feminist poet, whose themes in her poetry range from domesticity, to Catholicism, to family and children, to larger ontological & philosophical precepts. All of this aspires to the impossibility of “perfect” love. Her poetry is often surreal, sometimes lyrical, with a broken narrative.
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.
$10 suggested donation
This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side.
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
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