Author Archives: vittoriarepetto

Thurs 11/30 Phyllis Capello & Angela Alaimo O’Donnell Read at Women’s /Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Thursday – November 30th  7pm – 9pm 

Writers: Phyllis Capello & Angela Alaimo O”Donnell

Phyllis Capello writes about women & their work.  She’s a writer/musician from Brooklyn.  Her poetry collection, “Packs Small Plays Big,” is forthcoming from Bordighera Press

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell will read from her newest collection, STILL PILGRIM–poems that focus on the nature of the human pilgrimage, especially as seen from the perspective of a woman.  In Mary Gordon’s words, O’Donnell “makes the daring move of including what has been considered undesirable subject matter for contemporary writers: the ordinary lived life of women, and the ardor and anguish of a religious life.” In addition, she will read from a project she is currently working on–poems channeling the voice of writer Flannery O’Connor. 

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.

$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.

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/

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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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. 

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.

$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.

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/

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

Thurs 7/20 Iris N. Schwartz & Dawn Leas Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Thursday July 20th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Iris N. Schwartz & Dawn Leas

A major theme of Iris N. Schwartz is a protagonist overcoming barriers to become her or his true self. The barriers can be physical, psychological, or otherwise. Another theme is celebrating one’s sensual self. 

Dawn Leas writes about the connectedness and disconnect between people and place usually places a significant role in her writing. She also writes about motherhood, religion and spirituality and addiction.

 

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.

$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.

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/

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

Thurs 6/29 LuLu Lolo & Christie Barron Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Thursday June 29th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: LuLu LoLo & Christie Barron

LuLu LoLo has written and performed eight one-person plays Off-Broadway that evolve from her passion for historical research and social justice, especially as pertaining to the dramatic struggle of women in New York City’s past. Her recent project “Where are the Women?” highlights the lack of public monuments honoring women in New York City.

Christie Barron writes from a place of raw honesty, as if there is any other way, about being a human. Her writing is just one platform she plays with an attempt to explore the tenderness we all share in being imperfectly perfect.

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.

$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.

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/

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

Thurs 5/25 Amy Barone & Amanda Bradley Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Thursday May 25th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Amy Barone & Amanda Bradley

Amy Barone’s new but yet to be published collection of sixty-one poems, We Became Summer, features pierces imbued with color and humor that touch on the themes of music, nature, family conflict, and the essence of place. Her ultimate goal is to write and publish poetry that appeals to a broad mix of readers.

Amanda Bradley’s recent book from NYQ books, Queen Kong, opens with a section of prosy autobiographical poems chronicling childhood through graduation from college followed by a middle section of lyric poems. The last section of the book is a collection of feminist poems that she wrote in dialogue with famous feminists across history.

 

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.

$7 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/

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

Thurs 4/20 Tammy Remington & Miles M. Crabtree Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Thursday March 30th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Tammy Remington & Miles M. Crabtree

Tammy Remington will read stories written on themes of the Burning Man Festival 2012 (Fertility 2.0), 2013 (Cargo Cult) and 2014 (Caravansary) and for each year, she wrote a story, made it into a little book with cover art created by her partner, AleXander Hirka, and gifted copies of it at Burning Man. Now she’s giving the stories to us.

 Miles M Crabtree will be reading some of his reflective essays that center on his experience living as a queer trans person. Hia stories include the perils and joys of coming out, working while trans, and trying to recon with changes in his identity, privileges, and relationships.
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.

$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/

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

Apr. 7th – Celebrating Poetry & Two Italian American Journals

VIA

Via, Edited by Chiara Mazzucchelli

Readers:  John Bargowski, Gil Fagiani, Mary Giaimo, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Maria Lisella, Susan Miller, Vittoria repetto, Maria Terrone

italianamericana

Italian Americana, edited by Carla Simonini

Readers: B. Amore, Phyllis Capello, Terese Coe, Peter Covino, Marisa Frasca, Joanna Clapps Herman, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Richard Parisio

Moderated by Maria Terrone and Peter Covino

Friday • April 7, 2017 • 6:00 PM Reception to follow. Books available for purchase.

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor New York, NY 10036 RSVP: 212-642-2094

Thurs 3/30 Miriam Stanley & Tsaurah Litzky Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Thursday March 30th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Miriam Stanley & Tsaurah Litzky

The main theme Miriam Stanley is writing about is how age and generation affects how we interpret current events, nationally and internationally. Her poems reflect how past experiences, especially those of childhood, influence our reaction to the present. 
Tsaurah Litzky writes about the joys and the struggles of life and love, 

about humanity and inhumanity, hope, desperation and giving it your best shot.
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.

$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

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/

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.

Thurs 2/23 Bina Sharif & Maria Lisella Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Thursday Feburary 23rd  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Bina Sharif & Maria Lisella

Bina Sharif is writing about dreams; it’s called “Dream Projects”. Some dreams turn into nightmares but she guesses it’s  ok. We are going through a nightmare any way.

Maria Lisella has been revisiting themes of loss, survival, searching for joy and gratitude. And she visits those themes through the eyes of others in short and longer forms.

$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

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 1/31 Hilary Sideris & Rosalie Calabrese Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Jan 31st  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Hilary Sideris & Rosalie Calabrese 

Hillary Sideris writes about encounters on trains and elevators, in check-out lines and baggage claims, interactions with my fellow humans and their works, exchanges both alienating and uplifting.

Rosalie Calabrese’s major themes are family and other relationships, travel, and social commentary. Her poems, being somewhat confessional, ofter contain a mix or more of the above.

$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

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.