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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 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 9/27 Phoebe Fico & Deirdre Sinnott Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Sept. 27 th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Phoebe Fico & Deirdre Sinnott 

Phoebe Fico is a recent graduate of Boston College. She writes about race, gender, sexuality and disability in her poetry.

Deirdre Sinnott will be reading from her upcoming novel The Third Mrs. Galway. Set in 1835 Utica, NY a young bride finds two people hiding on her husband’s property. They are running away from slavery and she must push aside her prejudices and fears in order to help them while Utica convulses in an anti-abolition riot. Based on actual historical events.

$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 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 5/31 Jan Clausen & Sophia Wortzel At Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday May 31st 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Jan Clausen & Sophia Wortzel

Jan Clausen’s new poetry/hybrid Veiled Spill: A Sequence bridges poetry and prose, lyric and documentary, sampling and improvisation, conventional stanzas and impertinent word-bursts. Key preoccupations  include:  gender and race, our complicity in state terror, the persistence of religious questions in the absence of gods, the brooding presence of uncontrollable technologies, and the desperate freedom of art at a time when conventional social action seems powerless to halt the wreck of the biosphere.

Sophia Wortzel is a NYC native playing a folky-bluesy mix of original tunes. 

 

$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 11/24 Trace Peterson & Michelle Austin read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Nov 24th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Trace Peterson & Michelle Austin

Trace Peterson is a trans woman poet who has been an active, activist curator and publisher of queer and trans literature in the NY poetry scene and beyond for the past 10 years. Her feminist writing explores what it means to be trans and female, what it means to be read while attempting to invent oneself in a habitable language, and what it means to help construct community by bringing together multiple audiences to make new things happen in poetry and life.

Michele Austin is a traditional long form fiction writer struggling to grow beyond the novel, while at the same time working on two novels. Her  themes are contemporary love and life with an emphasis on the quirkier bits.

$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 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.