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What My Father Taught Me
06/13/2022
What My Father Taught Me

What My Father Taught Me

What My Father Taught Me Poetry. Women's Studies. In WHAT MY FATHER TAUGHT ME, Maria Giura writes richly and candidly about growing up Italian-American Catholic from her earliest days as the daughter of immigrant parents and a workaholic father to her coming of age and onward int...

This week's Feature Friday is "Wonderful Disaster" by Rosemary Cappello!Order your copy with Small Press Distribution: h...
06/10/2022

This week's Feature Friday is "Wonderful Disaster" by Rosemary Cappello!

Order your copy with Small Press Distribution: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781599541471/wonderful-disaster.aspx

This book blooms. The poet takes us on a walk through time, from the old neighborhood with its palimpsest of paese, to the mature juicy voice of the lover poet who plays piano nocturnes and faces the night penning love poems with "the pleasant flutter of an eager heart."
—Annie Rachele Lanzillotto

Rosemary Cappello is a poet, painter, prose writer, community organizer, and editor whose work has appeared in such venues as Philadelphia Poets, VIA:Voices in Italian Americana, Poet Lore, Avanti Popolo, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Poetry Ink, and Autumn Sky, to name a few.

Also find your copy of "Wonderful Disaster" at Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/books/wonderful-disaster/9781599541471

06/08/2022

Oggi alle ore 18: presentazione del libro di Sara Fruner “La notte del bene” edizioni Bollati Boringhieri. Alla presenza dell’autrice modera Gian Pietro Gentilucci Leonardi, studioso indipendente di letterature anglofone e curatore del sito Queerographies. #sara fruner #bollati

Photos from MER - Mom Egg Review's post
06/05/2022

Photos from MER - Mom Egg Review's post

This week's Feature Friday is "Only Sons" by Fred Misurella!Order your copy of the book from Small Press Distribution: h...
06/03/2022

This week's Feature Friday is "Only Sons" by Fred Misurella!

Order your copy of the book from Small Press Distribution: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781599540429/only-sons.aspx

"Only Sons" begins at an Italian-American wedding in the 60s and reaches into the new millennium through the story of two families, the Salvaggis and Maresciallos, living in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.

Read more about it in The Christian Science Monitor: https://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0415/p09s01-coop.html

Fred Misurella is a writer, Fulbright Scholar, lover of newspapers, books, movies, and most things French or Italian (especially novels and opera). He has published fiction and nonfiction in many journals, including The New York Times and Village Voice.

Keep up with Fred here: https://www.fredmisurella.com/index.htm

And find "Only Sons" on Bookshop:
https://bookshop.org/books/only-sons/9781599540429

Submissions are still open for the 2022 Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize — with judges George Guida, Maria Famà, and distingui...
06/02/2022

Submissions are still open for the 2022 Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize — with judges George Guida, Maria Famà, and distinguished judge Kathleen Ossip.

Learn more and submit here: https://bordigherapress.submittable.com/submit

06/01/2022
Bryant Park

Coming soon to Bryant Park!

https://bryantpark.org/events/2022/07/12/poetry

Bryant Park New York City, Manhattan's Town Square, Bryant Park NYC, New York City parks, great parks, world's busiest park, great public spaces, free events, Winter Village, free admission ice skating, Bryant Park, New York City ice skating,

This week's Feature Friday is "An Oration upon the Most Recent Death of Christopher Columbus: October 13-14, 1992" by Ro...
05/27/2022

This week's Feature Friday is "An Oration upon the Most Recent Death of Christopher Columbus: October 13-14, 1992" by Robert Viscusi.

There are only a limited supply remaining of the original printing, buy your copy from Small Press Distribution here: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/1884419003/an-oration-upon-the-most-recent-death-of-christopher-columbus-october-1314-1992.aspx

Viscusi's ORATION, written in response to protests of the 1992 Columbus Day, eloquently takes into account all the complexities and contradictions of the figure of Columbus.

“Bob Viscusi's Columbus rhapsody is vivid vernacular voluble and full of nervous verve.”
—Allen Ginsberg

Robert Viscusi, Ph.D., was a Professor of English & executive officer of the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College. He was a novelist, critic, scholar of Italian American literature and culture, and author of the epic poem “Ellis Island,” among many other works.

Watch Viscusi read his ORATION here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVdOt7pbKRg

05/24/2022

“Grief does not have five stages. Grief is the collapse of your formerly level world into a fractured mountain scape…. The stages are an image in words. A sketched-in staircase to hold onto when a thousand things, seen and unseen, threaten to pitch you lower…. Above all, we need to be open to the strangeness of things, on guard against the deadening assumption that our assumptions will hold.” —from the Note from the Editor, by Greg Harris. Visit Pangyrus.com to get your copy. #litmag #pangyrus #stories #poetry #essays #comics

This week's Feature Friday is "Resistenza Rap: Music, Struggle, and (Perhaps) Poetry/How Hip-Hop Changed My Life" by Fra...
05/20/2022

This week's Feature Friday is "Resistenza Rap: Music, Struggle, and (Perhaps) Poetry/How Hip-Hop Changed My Life" by Francesco "Kento" Carlo.

Order your copy from Small Press Distribution here: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781599541280/resistenza-rap-music-struggle-and-perhaps-poetryhow-hiphop-changed-my-life.aspx

The odyssey recounted within these pages traverses time and space to bear witness to an artist's development and commitment to political activism. Kento's sonic resistance offers a model in which an informed individual's action and artistry can contribute to a larger movement.

Francesco "Kento" Carlo is a rapper & activist from Reggio Calabria, winner of the Premio Cultura Contro le Mafie, and promoter of Hip Hop Smash the Wall, a project in collaboration & in solidarity with the Palestinian scene. He is on the board of LIPS—Lega Italiana Poetry Slam.

Learn more and follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/francescokento

And watch his interview with John D Calandra Italian American Institute: https://twitter.com/ItalicsTV/status/1093870307939635202?s=20&t=NiwzIORnXg9Gv9MX3uG0iQ

05/13/2022

Join us Italian American Writers Association featuring Connie Post & Jeff Santosuosso SA May 21 @ 6 ... The Greek-American Writers' Association ... Jeff Santosuosso half #Greek! Bring on the ouzo and the poetry ...Please register @ iawa.net

This week's Feature Friday is "Moustache Pete is Dead: Evviva Baffo Pietro!" by Fred L Gardaphe. Order your copy from Sm...
05/13/2022

This week's Feature Friday is "Moustache Pete is Dead: Evviva Baffo Pietro!" by Fred L Gardaphe.

Order your copy from Small Press Distribution: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781599540221/moustache-pete-is-dead-evviva-baffo-pietro-the-fra-noi-columns-19851988.aspx

A collection of newspaper columns written over a four-year span, Gardaphé offers a glimpse into the world of the Italian immigrant. Through Pete, we see the difficulties many immigrants & their progeny have had, negotiating the dominant culture's (mis)understandings of an immigrant's culture of origin.

Fred L. Gardaphé is a Distinguished Professor in English and Italian American Studies at Queens College, and the John D Calandra Italian American Institute. Previously, he helped to create the Italian American Studies program at Stony Brook University, which he directed from 1998 to 2008.

Gardaphé is also Associate Editor of Fra Noi, an Italian American monthly newspaper, editor of the Series in Italian American Studies at SUNY Press, and co-founder of Bordighera Press.

Learn more about Fred Gardaphé's work here: https://calandrainstitute.org/the-institute/fred-gardaphe/

Also find your copy of "Moustache Pete is Dead" from Bookshop, along with other recent titles: https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-fred-l-gardaphe

05/08/2022

Our poetry bestsellers for April have arrived!

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This week's Feature Friday is "The Queen of Queens" by Jennifer Martelli.Order your copy of this poetry collection from ...
05/06/2022

This week's Feature Friday is "The Queen of Queens" by Jennifer Martelli.

Order your copy of this poetry collection from Small Press Distribution: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781599541808/the-queen-of-queens.aspx

In this tenacious collection, the drugs, music, rocket crash, and Martelli's “queens”—from Geraldine Ferraro to Madonna—embody the struggle with and resistance against gender oppression & ongoing threats to reproductive rights, while reminding us of the power of one strong woman.

Jennifer Martelli is the author of "My Tarantella," awarded an Honorable Mention from @IASA1966, selected as a “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and named as a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award from WCSU MFA.

Order your copy here: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781599541303/my-tarantella.aspx

Keep up with Jennifer Martelli’s work here: http://www.jennmartelli.com/

Also find the collection from I Am Books: https://iambooksboston.com/product/the-queen-of-queens/

And Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/books/the-queen-of-queens/9781599541808?aid=32433&listref=via-folios

ICYMI: Jennifer Martelli's poetry is blossoming all over!In Talking Writing: https://talkingwriting.com/woman-who-visite...
05/05/2022
The Woman Who Visited Her Cornfield | Talking Writing

ICYMI: Jennifer Martelli's poetry is blossoming all over!

In Talking Writing: https://talkingwriting.com/woman-who-visited-her-cornfield

In Scoundrel Time: http://scoundreltime.com/letter-written

May 2, 2022 Category: PoemsDistractionSurrealismPoetry by Jennifer Martelli The Woman Who Visited Her Cornfield for Cindy Veach I lay in bed too long into the morning, scrolling my phone to find out who squeezed the last bit of joy into the jelly-jar tumbler, the one with cartoons frosted all over ...

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Italian American Writers Association and Bordighera Press are cruising to AWP in Philly this week. Come visit us—author signings, event updates and books, books, books! Italian American Writers Association Bordighera Press Association of Writers & Writing Programs #awp2022 #awpphilly #bordigheerapress #italianamericanwriters #calandrainstitute
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So honored to have my poem featured at The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day!
Grateful to Literary Hub for publishing my piece where I share some of my favorite books with family secrets: Jimin Han’s A Small Revolution; Barbara Solomon Josselsohn’s The Last Dreamer; Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic; Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer; Akil Sharma’s A Family Life #family #secret #Stories Bordighera Press John D Calandra Italian American Institute News 12 The Bronx I Am Books Westport Writers' Workshop #laststoponthe6
What a great few days of poetry, literature and scholarship. And an honor to be on this IASA panel with Julia Lisella and Olivia Kate Cerrone discussing ways of offering the work of Italian American writers to our students in a variety of classrooms and circles. Thanks to all who contributed the strong ideas, art and approaches to change-making. Special shout-out to John D Calandra Italian American Institute, IASA - Italian American Studies Association and Bordighera Press for the hosting and organizing. #iasa #italianamericanwriting #Italianamericanliterature#calandrainstitute #bordigherapress #notfornothing #jerseygirlhood #memoir #authorsofinstagram #amwriting #italianamericanstories #comingofagestories #creativewriting #iamwriting #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #everydaypoetry #flashwriting #teachingwriting #writingworkshops
Save the date and join us—November 17th— I’m very amped to join this lit chat of Bordighera writers! 6pm on the East Coast, by the way—Grazie! Visit Bordighera Press for more info. Patricia Dunn Gail Reitano Olivia Kate Cerrone #italianamericanwomen #notfornothing #jerseygirlhood #memoir #jerseystories #jerseyshore #authorsofinstagram #amwriting #italianamericanstories #comingofagestories #creativewriting #iamwriting #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #everydaypoetry #flashwriting #teachingwriting #writingworkshops #artintheeveryday
I am thrilled to have I AM BOOKS and Bordighera Press co-hosting my the Virtual Book Launch for my debut adult novel, "Last Stop on the 6." https://iambooksboston.com/product/last-stop-on-the-6/ All are invited to this free and fun event. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/last-stop-on-the-6-virtual-book-launch-tickets-169124657403
TONIGHT...This special event hosted by our sponsors noted in the poster below has the potential of reaching over 2 Million Italians living in North America. https://www.facebook.com/RoadToTheLemonGroveMovie/photos/a.1458991951058041/2757541741203049
I’m grateful and thrilled that I Am Books will be hosting my virtual book launch for “Last Stop on the 6,” Bordighera Press. Join us on November 9. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/checkout-external?eid=169124657403&parent=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.com%2Fe%2Flast-stop-on-the-6-virtual-book-launch-tickets-169124657403&modal=1&aff=oddtdteb #laststoponthe6 #bronxwriters #pelhambaypark #italianamerican #books #booklaunch #online #bronx #family
Tons of gratitude to the great team at Small Press Distribution for including my collection in their Sunshine Sale! Obviously they've got my number because sunshine and a good sale are two of my favorite things. For 20% off my book and many others visit this link and check it out: https://www.spdbooks.org/Pages/Item/60060/SPD-Sunshine-Sale.aspx Small Press Distribution Bordighera Press #booksale #smallpresspublishing #smallpressdistribution #indiepress #writing #calandrainstitute #bordigherapress #notfornothing#jerseygirlhood #memoir#jerseystories #jerseyshore#authorsofinstagram #amwriting#italianamericanstories#comingofagestories #writers #writinghome #writer#writersofinstagram #childhood #comingofage #familystories #family
Looking for a Memorial Day Weekend read? Here is author Gail Reitano's Point Reyes Light interview, talking about craft, inspiration, ancestors, feminism, and her newly released novel, ITALIAN LOVE CAKE Link: https://bit.ly/3upyQVj Bordighera Press ##italianamericanwritersassociation
I'm thrilled to share the cover for my novel "Last Stop on the 6" coming out with Bordighera Press this November. Thank you Bill Papaleo for the art work, Mike Tepper for the cover design, and Nic Grosso putting it all together and making it happen. You are my dream team!