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New Jersey author ANTHONY BUCCINO published more than fifteen books including four essay collections, three military history books and seven full-length poetry collections.
His stories of the 1960s earned a SPJ-NJ 2011 Excellence in Journalism award. His transit blog on NJ.com earned a SPJ-NJ 2010 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM award. His poem "At The Vet" was nominated for the Pushcart Prize He has been called ' "New Jersey's 'Garrison Keillor' " or something to that effect.'
His poetry collections: Sometimes I Swear In Italian; Canned; Yountakah Country; Retrieving Labrador Days; Sixteen Inches On Center; AMERICAN BOY: Pushing Sixty; Voices On The Bus; and One Morning In Jersey City.
His essay collections are Rambling Round, Sister Dressed Me Funny, A Father's Place, Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here Anymore, and Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey.
He has written three books about local military history: Belleville Sons Honor Roll, Nutley Sons Honor Roll and Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War.
Buccino has been published in The Wall Street Journal, New Jersey Monthly, and many literary magazines.
His poem "Jersey Geese" earned an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. "Something Tells Me You Went To Catholic School" earned Honorable Mention in the 2010 Ginsberg Poetry Awards. "Hands In Socks" was Editor's Choice in the 2008 Ginsberg Poetry Awards. "Ten Minutes" earned Honorable Mention in the 2009 Allen Ginsberg Awards.
His personal essays earned him the nickname ''New Jersey's 'Garrison Keillor' or something to that effect."
He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, New Jersey Chapter. The author majored in English and minored in journalism at Montclair State College.
To purchase 'brown paper wrapper' paperbacks and other editions of his books, visit Anthonybuccino.com in addition to Kindle and used books here on Amazon. Before you pay $35 for one of his titles, search Amazon by index. Not all his titles appear in the Amazon list below.
Poet Anthony Buccino has captured the state of the country, especially at this time. His insight into the feelings that resonate with people experiencing the dreaded Friday afternoon when the boss asks you to turn over your cardkey. Or security escorts you to the door so that you won't steal computer files when you lose your job. Or the Monday morning when you show up, slip your badge into the slot and the door to the company headquarters doesn't unlock to allow you entry. Buccino has a way of describing the feelings that are universal when the words are uttered, "We're sorry, but..."
Anthony Buccino, one of New Jersey's foremost poets, has written a book about the F-word: FIRED! In CANNED..., each poem commiserates with all of us who have at one time or another been given the pink slip, sent out to pave the pavements in search of a new job. Here is a book for everyone who has suffered that indignation and all those who have yet to do so or will manage to retire without ever being CANNED!
I highly recommend this book!
Salvatore Buttaci, author of Flashing My Shorts
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