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Tues 6/28 Linda Lerner & Jane Summer At Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday June 28th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Linda Lerner & Jane Summer

A lot of Linda Lerner’s recent poems have to do with the city, recent events, death of well known musicians, and always relationships I’m in and changing feelings about my parents and that complicated business.  She will also read poems from her last collection Yes, The Ducks Were Real and her chapbook Ding Dong the Bell Pussy in the Well

Jane Summer’s hybrid book Erebus examines issues of public and private mourning, identity and branding, corporate responsibility and personal ethics, loss and death–always death. These themes continue in her current project, which throws into the mix 1960s Italian cinema, fetishizing, suicide and how being an outsider makes you an honest liar.

$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 4/26 Clare Ultimo & Madeline Artenberg read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday April 26th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Clare Ultimo & Madeline Artenberg

Clare Ultimo writes about the comedy and tragedy of being a human being in the 21 century and the challenge of thinking for yourself no matter how crazy you seem to others

 Madeline Artenberg writes poetry on varied themes, including family, relationships, sexuality, aging, Jewish identity, social and peace issues. 

$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 3/29 Nicole Rasmussen & Ilka Scobie read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Mar. 29th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Nicole Rasmussen & Ilka Scobie

Nicole Ramussen discovered writing as a mode of survival when she was 5 years old. Ever since, she has written in order to return to a level of emotion that she could handle safely. Each of her poems are about survival, whether it be from external demons in the form of a society designed to deny her existence or those trapped inside her mind. 

Ilka Scobie is a native New Yorker, a feminist and writer who focuses on poetry that is accessible, progressive, and hopefully compassionate. She is inspired by rebellion, breakthroughs and secret gardens. 

$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 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.

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.

poem: seen from window

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

©- 2015 – Vittoria repetto

Tues 6/30 Bina Sharif & Corrina Bain Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Tuesday June 30th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Bina Sharif & Corrina Bain

Bina Sharif works with the stream of consciousness of dreams.  Its all about the working of subconscious which hounds one during sleep and when one is awake.

Corrina Bain is a gender-nonconforming writer, performer, teacher, and mental health worker. His most recent body of work, Debridement, explores injustice, death and the feminine.
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$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 5/26 Poonam Srivastava & Tsaurah Litzky Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

 

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

Tuesday May 26st 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Poonam Srivastava & Tsaurah Litzky

Poonam Srivastava writes from the queer crossroads of identity, freedom, sex, and politics to offer poems and prose that shine a light on our common journey from birth to death.

Tsaurah Litzky writes about loneliness and love nests, embryos and fossils, the ocean and the waves. Tsaurah Litzky writes about the only true church – the temple of the body, the passage of time, the fens of despair, my family, my friends, the need for riddles and rhymes, the fear of death and how poetry can make the future seem possible.

$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 4/28 Christine Hamm & Jackie Torres Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Tuesday April 28th   7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Christine Hamm & Jackie Torres

Christine Hamm’s poetry explores violence, dreams and the space inside contemporary women where those two experiences overlap.

Jackie Torres writes about racial identity and her own Afro-Latina identity as well as how that identity ties into feminist ideals and visions. She also writes a lot about American hypocrisy/privilege/attitude; otherwise her poetry describes her misadventures as a young and angsty artist of color.

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: l’rondini di framura (the swallows of framura)

up from africa

for the season

to feast on insects

eating orchid fruits

and to hatch their babies

under drain pipes

and the corners of tunnels.

peaceful jets,

they pitch,

roll,

glide,

and float

down narrow sloping streets

and circle anicient towers.

©- 2014 – Vittoria repetto

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