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Full Name: Vittoria Repetto
Vittoria Repetto is the Vice-President/ Co-Founder of the Italian American Writers Association, Inc. She has been published in Mudfish, The Paterson Literary Review, Italian Americana, VIA (Voices in Italian Americana),Gertude, Amethyst, Lips, Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry, Curaggia: Writings by Women of Italian Descent, Identity Lessons: Learning American Style and Hey Paesan! Writing by Lesbians &Gay Men of Italian Descent. She has a chapbook entitled Head for the Van Wyck which is available via http://www.amazon.com. She received Honorable Mention in the 1994/97/98 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards in 1995, she was selected for the In Our Own Write Emerging Poets Reading series. She also hosts the Women's & Trans' Poetry Jam at the Bluestockings bookstore in New York City.
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: anywhere
Transportation: train or plane
Dates Available: Most of year but need 2 month notice in advance.
Fees: Negotiable but absolute minimum fee is $100-$150 plus travel, lodging, and meals.
Contact Information: 24 Mulberry Street
New York NY 10013
PH: 212-267-1434
Email: Vittoriar@aol.com
Website (click here)
Author's Timeline:
1995 New York County
Head for the Van Wyck
(Pub: Monkey Cat Press. ISBN: 0-9666378-0-1.)
2006 (Unknown) County
Not Just A Personal Ad
(Pub: Guernica Editions. ISBN: )
"Poems of intense sensibility and gorgeous imagery are a rarity these days; but this book of verse by a distinctly working class, distinctly lesbian, and distinctly Italian American voice is a must for all readers of good poetry." Rigoberto Gonzalez - On My Nightstand - Lambda Book Report - Fall 2006. "My joy in reading these poems was Repetto's rebel energy. She revels in her lust without avoiding her history. This is also a woman of courage as she negotiates the complexities of a multicultural existence. She tunes in to people who ride in her cab; she loves the city and the love of women. For her sex is freedom to indulge her desire; it is not possessive but an exchange of pleasure. Growing up in an age when all things sexual were disguised in metaphor, or never mentioned. I found her candor refreshing and stripped of anxiety." Chuck Forester - Lambda Book Report Winter 2007 Page 30. "Her poetry has what T.S. Eliot and Wallace Stevens and the rest of them lack, clinging as they all do to their elitist view of poetry. I'd say she's exactly what poetry needs -- she returns it to the people, even if the people, as Gerry Locklin says, don't read poetry. But maybe if more poets start writing like her, they will, or at least listen to it." Edward Field. Available at www.bluestockings.com, www.mcnallyrobinsonnyc.com, www.womensbookstore.com, www.booksinc.net & www.amazon.com 

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