Anthony Buccino has published his third poetry collection AMERICAN BOY: Pushing Sixty. Working class verse about life and growing up in New Jersey.
From the center of the Baby Boom, his working class verse views life and growing up in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and growing older in the 1980s, 1990s and the oughts.
Buccino will read from this and his other collections at the River Read Reading Series in Red Bank, N.J., on Sunday, Nov. 8. The afternoon also features reading by Susan Tepper, followed by an Open mic.
Buccino's poem Hands In Socks was named Editor’s Choice in the 2008 Allen Ginsberg Awards. His poem Ten Minutes earned Honorable Mention in the 2009 Allen Ginsberg Awards.
His poems have been published in Paterson Literary Review; Celebrating William Carlos Williams and The Poetry of Place: North Jersey in Poetry; Rattlesnake Review (Poetry With Fangs); Medusa’s Kitchen; Voices in Italian Americana; Edison Literary Review; Journal of New Jersey Poets; LIPS; CHEST, the Journal of the American College of Chest Physicians; The Idiom; MEWS; Raving Dove; More Sweet Lemons; The Poem Factory; and PowWow Review.
His first poetry chapbook, Days You Knew Me, was published in 1976.
A NYC financial news editor by day, Buccino nonetheless writes with humor on his many feature length blog posts on NJ.com, in essays and in poetry. He peruses every day with tongue firmly in cheek seeking the humor to pay homage. He has been called “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor’ ” or something to that effect.’
He has published three essay collections, three poetry collections and two military history books.
Anthony Buccino created and maintains the New Jersey Poets and Poetry blog, a continuing listing of poets and poetry news and events.