A Brief Biography

ANTHONY BUCCINO has published thirteen books including six full-length poetry collections. His poem At The Vet, which appeared in Volume 55 of U.S. 1 Worksheets, is nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2010.

His latest poetry collection, CANNED Booted, bumped, down-sized, fired, forced out, hated, hired, laid off, let go, out of work, out-sourced, pink-slipped, terminated, sacked, unemployed, was published in May.

He recently published Retrieving Labrador Days - Dog Tales In Prose And Verse. This was followed by the poetry collection Sixteen Inches On Center in April 2010.

Recent poetry collections include AMERICAN BOY: Pushing Sixty, Voices On The Bus and One Morning In Jersey City. See full list and ordering information at right.

His poem Something Tells Me You Went To Catholic School earned Honorable Mention in the 2010 Allen Ginsberg Awards.

His 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 work has been published in

Paterson Literary Review;
THE AMERICAN VOICE IN POETRY: The Legacy of Whitman, Williams, and Ginsberg;
Celebrating William Carlos Williams and The Poetry of Place: North Jersey in Poetry;
Rattlesnake Review (Poetry With Fangs);
Medusa’s Kitchen;
VIA Voices in Italian Americana;
Edison Literary Review;
Journal of New Jersey Poets;
CHEST, the Journal of the American College of Chest Physicians;
The Idiom;
The Fox Chase Review;
Quick & Dirty literary journal Up & Under;
South Mountain Poets Anthology;
Raving Dove;
On The Quiet Side, NJ Poetry Society anthology;
More Sweet Lemons;
The Poem Factory; and
PowWow Review.

Buccino has written three books of essays based in and around Nutley and Belleville, N.J. He published three books of biographies of the hundreds of men from his home towns who died while in service.

A news editor by day, Anthony Buccino nonetheless writes on Belleville Patch, NJ.com, and elsewhere. He has been called “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor’ or something to that effect.’