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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.

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poem: the protector


after mamma died,

nonna would sleep with me

in the big bed

in my parent’s apt.

dad coming home

after the restaurant closed

slept in my old bed.

as a teen

i wanted my own space

but had none.

i sometimes woke nonna up suddenly

as i in an adolescent sex dream

grabbed her.

and in the summer,

she liked the a.c. high

and i didn’t.

years after she died,

an old friend of nonna’s told me

nonna had heard

of widowers taking their daughters

and though she thought

dad was not the type,

she was going to make sure.

©- 2014 – Vittoria repetto

Poem: day off – edge of columbus park

where i sit in warm weather
having bought brown rice for the sparrows only
read and watch
old chinese
hunt for empty bottles to redeem,
tourists – some looking lost,
nicky- a homeless woman from nigeria
who calls me mum and sits for awhile
refusing addresses for shelters
but will offer me some of her mango,
people tossing bread for the pigeons
some pigeons with missing toes or feet
having escaped traps
that would have made them dinner,
the black buddhist monk
with wisdom in his chosen name
walks around them
as they eat

@2013 – Vittoria repetto

Poem: 2013 gay pride parade

1.
a quarter to 4
and my section is still waiting to move
too many corporate floats
in front of us
wanting our busness
the price of acceptance

2.
i watch a baby butch baby femme couple
dressed almost the same
but different.
the butch balances the femme
as she somersaults
in her arms.

@2013 – Vittoria repetto

Poem: announcement in the sistine chapel

like the voice of god
from a speaker on high
a women’s voice
tells the crowd
it’s not permitted
to take photos
this god speaks in italian, french and english
when she speaks in german,
her voice is a man’s

@2013 – Vittoria repetto

Poem: the change

for years,

dad would ask me if I’d be coming for dinner

last sunday in june

“no, i’d say

i’m going to the gay pride, dad”

“why you want to go to that, he’d ask”

“cause you don’t have cute girls for me to meet here”

and he’d be quiet

1999

his mind going

he asks and i answer

“going to the gay pride”

he says “you should be happy”

i chuckle to myself

thinking it took dementia

for him to change

@2013 – Vittoria repetto

poem: at muhammad’s fruit stand

a black lady wonders aloud

how to eat the pears he sells.

pears with cheese

best combo, i say

as i remember nonno giovanni saying

“solo il contadino sa come buone pere e formaggio sono”

only the farmer knows how good pears and cheese are

nonno’s pears so good

fresh off his trees,

better even than the organics ones

but i will eat mine w pecorino

and smile.

@2013 – Vittoria repetto

Tues 6/25 LuLu LoLo & Tammy Remington Read at Bluestockings’ Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Tuesday June 25th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: LuLu LoLo & Tammy Remington

LuLu LoLo will perform excerpts from two of her plays:“38 Witnessed her Death, I Witnessed her Love: The Lonely Secret of Mary Ann Zielonko (Kitty Genovese Story)”; forty years after the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese, Mary Ann Zielonko breaks her silence and reminisces about gay life in NYC in the 60’s, her life with Kitty, the murder, the trial, and its aftermath and “OBITS: An Exercise In Limitation” a series of monologues based on obituaries from The New York Times written while an LMCC writer in residence.

T.Remington, a 2011 Pushcart nominee, has been a featured reader here at Bluestockings twice before as well as being a frequent open mic participant.
She will be reading her story “The Last Risk” which was published in Takahe Magazine in New Zealand last year and she’ll be reading her new story “Giving Ground” in June. Both stories tug at our ideas of what’s real and what’s imaginary with unexpected outcomes.

$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 5/28 Geri De Luca & Deborah Hauser Read at Bluestocking’s Women’s/Trans’ Poetry Jam

Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

 Tuesday May 28th  7pm – 9pm

 Feature Writers: Geri De Luca & Deborah Hauser

Deborah Hauser’s poetry chapbook” Ennui: From the Diagnostic and Statistical Field Guide of Feminine Disorders” is a satirical take on the current status of women and the “woman question.” Her poetry seeks to (dis)enchant the reader and dismantle the happily ever after myth.

Geri De Luca states that novelists  only invent plots they can resolve. They ask the questions they can answer.  They ultimately have to trust their own knowledge, experience and curiosity, and keep going deeper into the plots and questions they already have.

 Bluestockings Bookstore
$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 3/26 Jennifer Miller & Erika Lutzner at Bluestockings’ Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam

 Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

 Tuesday March 26th  7pm – 9pm

 Feature Writers: Jennifer Miller & Erika Lutzner

 Jennifer Miller often writes about the natural world and the insights and consolations it can provide. She is currently working on a collection of poems exploring her relationship with one of her sisters through the prism of addiction and mental illness.

 Erika Lutzner’s work gives a voice to the invisible; she writes about those who are often left unheard or kept silent. Her work, though often brutal deals with subjects such a grief and violence trying to add color, texture and balance to an imperfect world.

 Bluestockings Bookstore
$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