Showcasing a subtle poet who has preserved her working-class sensibility and taste for the language of daily life while maintaining an acute ear for literary echoes, this powerful collection explores the life of a lesbian Italian American woman. From the first poem where she places her grandparents young and in love right in front of the reader, to "she's doing the dishes" where a tongue-in-cheek delivery eroticizes a simple household chore, the poet casts an unapologetically direct and witty eye on life's complexity and paints unforgettable moments within unforgettable scenes.
About the Author
Vittoria Repetto is a poet who was a finalist in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. She is the vice president of the Italian American Writers Association and hosts the Women's Poetry Jam at Bluestockings Bookstore. She lives in New York City.