Vittoria Repetto


New York, NY 10013

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 & Prizes

The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers about Ethnicity, Identi (Feminist Press at CUNY, 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)
Not Just A Personal Ad (Guernica Editions, 2006)
Head for the Van Wyck (Monkey Cat Press, 1994)
2 Bridges Review
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Italian Americana
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The American Journal of Poetry
Voices in Italian Americana

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
LGBTQ, Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ
Fluent in: 
English, Italian
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
New York, NY
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Last update: Dec 29, 2017