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Vittoria Repetto

announcement in the sistine chapel

 

like the voice of god
from a speaker on high
a women's voice
tells the crowd
it's not permitted
to take photos
this god speaks in italian, french and english
when she speaks in german,
her voice is a man's

 

 

 

VITTORIA REPETTO is a lesbian butch who grew up in the Greenwich Village. She has been published in a number of anthologies and magazines. In 2006, Guernica Editions published her first full length poetry book, Not Just A Personal Ad. 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.

 

 

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