March 17th, 2007

reading, activism, writing

Book # 13: Not Just a Personal Ad

Vittoria Repetto's book of poems is an exploration of her life on New York's Lower East Side. Her poems sing of love and lust, neediness and loss. Repetto describes herself as "the hardest working guinea butch dyke on the Lower East Side" and her poems prove it.

Each carefully chosen word creates a vivid snapshot of her negotiation with life. Relationships emerge from the page, people are fully drawn and the difficult, occasionally tragic "stuff of life" is presented to readers like a gift.

You'd better be prepared to take these poems a few at a time. If you gobble, you may miss something truly precious.

X-posted to Blog, 50 Book Challenge.