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iawa-West welcomes Peter Carravetta and Marisa Frasca on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Sidewalk Cafe NYC

iawa-West welcomes Peter Carravetta and Marisa Frasca on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Sidewalk Cafe NYC

IAWA . (January 19, 2015)
In "The Other Lives," Peter Carravetta shapes and reshapes a voice that has listened to “jargons among marbled scripts,” disrobed “gods [who] do not want to be seen nude..." writes Richard Milazzo, poet, art critic

The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents an evening of poetry featuring Peter Carravetta, and Marisa Frasca on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (at 6th Street) in New York City’s East Village,; 212-473-7373. The reading takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and kicks off with Open Mic readings of five minutes followed by the featured writers.



Peter Carravetta, the D’Amato Professor of Italian Studies at SUNY/Stony Brook, is a philosopher, cultural critic, translator, and poet. One of the founders of iawa, he has written six books of criticism, and edited several journals and anthologies. Carravetta is the author of eight books of poetry, five in Italian, including delle voci (Anterem, 1980) and L’infinito (Campanotto, 2013); and three in English: Existenz (Adams Press, 1976), The Sun and Other Things (Guernica Editions, 1997), and The Other Lives (Guernica Editions 2013.) Additionally, he contributed to the recently published Poets of the Italian Diaspora (Fordham University Press, 2014), a bilingual anthology covering poetry from 1870-1970 edited by Luigi Bonaffini and Joseph Perricone. Visit

Marisa Frasca is the author of Via Incanto: Poems from the Darkroom, published by Bordighera Press. Her poems and translations have appeared in literary journals and anthologies, including 5AM, Voices in Italian Americana, Arba Sicula's newsletter, Philadelphia Poets, Adanna Literary Journaland Embroidered Stories (University Press of Mississippi, 2014), edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra. Frasca was a Riggio Scholar at The New School where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and she holds an MFA in poetry from Drew University. Born in Vittoria, Italy, Frasca lives in Manhattan and Long Island’s North Fork.

COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.  CONTACT:; or 212-473-7373. Event kicks off with Open Mic readings of five minutes.

DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Bleecker Street

Maria Lisella, IAWA Board Member and Co-curator
Phone: (718) 777-1178 and Email:  [email protected]
 Amy Barone, IAWA Board Member
Phone:  (646) 942-4972 and Email:  [email protected]

Next Readings

Mar 14:  Amy Barone and Al Tacconelli @Cornelia Street Café

April 11: Julia Lisella  and Anthony D’Aries @Sidewalk Café

May 9:  Gil Fagiani and Stephen Siciliano @Cornelia St. Café

June 13: Susan Balik and George Guida @ Sidewalk Café

July 11: Fred Misurella and Joseph Luzzi @ Cornelia St. Café

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