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Vittoria Repetto

Author's Bio

Vittoria repetto is a native downtown lesbian butch who grew up in the Greenwich Village. She is the daughter of immigrant Italian parents; from Liguria on her father's side and Lombardy on her mother's side. Her poems have been chosen as "Editor's Choice" in the Paterson Literary Review for six times since 2003. She was a judge in the 2005 Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry & Thomas Gunn Award for Gay Poetry Vittoria repetto was the vice president and the newsletter editor of the Italian American Writers Association from 1992 to 2012 and she has been hosting the Women's/Trans' Poetry Jam at Bluestockings Bookstore since its opening in 1999.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Not Just A Personal Ad (Guernica Editions, 2006), Head for the Van Wyck (Monkey Cat Press, 1994)
Anthologies:
The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers about Ethnicity, Identi (Feminist Press, 2002), Hey Paesan! Writing by Lesbians & Gay Men of Italian Descent (3 Guineas Press, 1999), Identity Lessons: Learning American Style (Penguin, 1999), Unsettling America (Penguin, 1994)
Journals:
Italian Americana, Lips, Mudfish, Paterson Literary Review, Voices in Italian Americana

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: January 27, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
G/L/B/T, Italian American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Fluent in:
English, Italian
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY

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