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Poetry Reading at Neighborhood House Association, Plainfield, NJ

Published November 24, 2019 by Maryanne


Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta (left), with coordinator/host, Carolyn M. Gourdine

November 24, 2019, Carolyn M. Gourdine hosted an amazing event I was so proud to be a part of the Leading By Mission Pop-Up Shop, and read my poetry along with other poets, comedians, musicians, and deejays.

I read two poems and have them uploaded on You Tube, on my Be YOUnique station. Note, I don’t have children, so not sure how “family friendly” they are since I casually mention “sex” and a “no bra day.” So for 18+ only!

“All About Eve” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyLorsfQig4

“Never a Dull Day” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyiNL6ChEEI&t=1s

Both videos were made by Jayne DiGregorio (https://www.jaynedigregorio.com/)

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Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta can be reached at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com.

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All About Eve Arts Festival

Published October 4, 2017 by Maryanne

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I am humbled and honored to have been a part of the All About Eve Festival of the Arts at the West End Arts Center in Long Branch, NJ. There was some great talent there last night!

Super special thanks to Gregg Glory (Gregg G. Brown) who coordinated the event with Emanuel DiPasquale.

Forty-one poems were selected for the reading.

Mine was “All About Eve”

All About Eve

All about Eve?

What about me?

In a superficial society.

Trendy, Fendi,

Keeping up with Beyonce


Spending at your local foods

People are so freakin’ rude

Pushing shop carts into butts

Let their kids do what they want.


Monopolize the conversation

It’s better than a sex sensation

Demean others, even your friends

The main thing is to “win, win, win.”


Do it daily, do it loud

Do it often so you feel proud

Raise your kid the same way

She’s a princess every day


Problems in the world we see

Ignorance, sickness, poverty

Change would be nice, if only …

Yet we still chant, “Me! Me! Me!”


And, you know, it’s nothing new,

Eve was all about “me” too.

Back then it was forbidden fruit,

Now it’s Botox to stay cute.


Charlton Heston, was once the rage, uh-huh

No one cares what Moses claimed; uh-huh

And the ME goes on. And the ME goes on.






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Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an award-winning journalist, author, and public speaker. Her third book, “The Gypsy Smiled” is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-ebook/dp/B074VC7MT9