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In Defense of Puppets Paperback – February 8, 2016
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About the Author
Anthony DiMatteo’s poems, essays and reviews regularly appear in scholarly and literary journals. Recent work has been featured in The Cortland Review, College Literature, Renaissance Quarterly, Smartish Pace, Tar River Poetry, and Verse Daily. A recent book is Beautiful Problems: Poems (David Robert Books) as well as a chapbook Greetings from Elysium (Finishing Line Press). He defends the mysteries of writing, literature, and art at the New York Institute of Technology where he is a professor of English. He happily lives on Long Island with his wife, the designer and classical pianist Kathleen O’Sullivan, their twelve-year old son Michael, two dogs, and a rabbit.
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Even those new to poetry, or readers who don't see themselves as poetry fans will find a lot to like here. Anthony DiMatteo is, in many ways, Everybody's Poet, writing in an inclusive style, leaving no one behind. What one gets from these poems will vary from reader to reader, and the poet shows incredible range. DiMatteo says what we feel in those fleeting critical moments of our lives, but does so in a way few of us are capable of.
Take a moment to read a sample of this book. The first poem, 'Phoning the Dead' strikes a penetrating chord of memory and loss, and sets the tone for this collection. After that, 'Still' and 'The Republic of the Universe' stand out, and each poem connects like a wire to the next, a continuous circuit that grows in strength with each light in the string, creating a luminous volume of real life.