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About My Poetry Book : Not Just A Personal Ad

"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.

sexual love is
the eighth sacrament
we receive each other’s body
and are made one
and what I want
at least
every now and then
to see that clear and serene glow
on her face
to hear the symphony of her coming
“meditation on the subject of heat”

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



Not Just A Personal Ad can be purchased at www.bluestockings.com, www.mcnallyrobinsonnyc.com/, www.powells.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and www.amazon.com

Vittoria repetto been published in Mudfish, Voices in Italian Americana, Rattle, Lips, The Paterson Literary Review, Italian Americana, Unsettling American: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry, Identity Lessons: Learning American Style, The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food & Culture, and Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly among others.

She have a chapbook entitled Head For the Van Wyck that contains a poem that her current publisher refused to print for fear of being sued by Camille Paglia. Her poems have been chosen as "Editor's Choice" in the Paterson Literary Review for five times since 2003.

She is the vice president of the Italian American Writers Association and was a judge in the 2005 Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry ; Thomas Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

Vittoria repetto have been hosting the Women's/Trans' Poetry Jam at Bluestockings Bookstore on 172 Allen St. in NYC since its opening in 1999. The Jam is on the last Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm and has an open mike.

You can see a video of her reading at the Phoenix reading series on Oct. 14, 2007; http://www.deirdresinnott.com/audiovideo/repettovideo.htm.

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tuesday in b'klyn

with time to kill
while my cat gets his balls
snipped off,
i go up to the botanical gardens.
the roses are in bloom.
i sniff the hybrid teas,
careful
not to annoy
the bees
as they frantically
roll and rub themselves
in sex.

Posted on December 10, 2008 at 9:30pm

the sistine chapel

as god creates the moon.
michelangelo lets.
the robe slip.
showing us.
the ass of god.
pink and firm.

Posted on December 10, 2008 at 9:00pm

cab poem #9

6 A.M.

ave a & 1st.

an older dyke.

going to park slope.

says nothing.

smokes her cigarettes.

making me stop.

on atlantic ave.

to buy more.

at the brownstone.

she asks me.

to come in.

i say no.

i’m working, lady.

she says.

i got no money.

need to go inside.

get it from my friend.

i say.

leave me the leather jacket.

comes back.

no money.

comes back at 2.

i say.

too much…
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