- Publisher: Middle Island Press (2011)
- ASIN: B004W5859C
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,299,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What I Learned from the Spaniard and Other Poems Paperback – 2011
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This refreshingly conversational and engaging chapbook consists of thirty-five wonderfully multi-sensory poems with a genuine Beat feel reminiscent of Gregory Corso and other famous Beat poets.
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Having spent two years in Spain during my Military Career, Mr. Buttaci's poems brought back fond memories of my stay.
In Tomorrow the Crowds Will Come presents a question that has crossed my mind. "How does the Bull feel about all of this?" I always thought it was sort of unfair to the Bull, being worn down before the acutal Bull Fight. If you truely want to be brave, fight the Bull when he is fresh! Most of all, don't kill the precious creation of God!
I loved the vivid images in The Marigolds. And Homeless Hannah is a horrific picture of the reality and plight of many older adults.
In Lorca, Buttaci presents the stark reality of the murder of a great poet, Garcia Lorca. Lorca's famed poem Five O'Clock in the Afternoon is my favorite.
The poems mentioned are my favorite, but the whole book is a testament to a man who truely loves and studies Poetry. I would recommend What I Learned from the Spaniard to those who truely want to read outstanding Poetry. Thank you Salvatore for you wonderful insights.
Stephen Godfrey, is the Author of Homespun Truths. Middle Island Press and Amazon.com
Salvatore Buttaci's words are laid bare, honed, and strengthened, as they increase and elevate our understanding, our critical alternate view, of our passions and ourselves.
From the angst of "Hobart's Café" to the whimsy of "Sailing" and "If Mars Were Only Closer", these spare and complete vignettes deserve to be read alone and aloud. Read the dictionary, do push-ups, insert whatever sorbet you like between these well-crafted and delightful entrées.
Buttaci's gentle insights, like his "Long-stemmed promises...", will stay with you.