January 15, 2011

Buccino, Giura reading at Cornelia St. Cafe 2/12

IAWA Italian American Writers Association
Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award Honorees
Presents Maria Giura and Anthony Buccino

Saturday, February 12, 2011
New York, NY- On Saturday, February 12, 2011, the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) invites – Anthony Buccino and Maria Giura -- who won Honorable Mention from the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards in 2010.

Anthony Buccino’s poem Something Tells Me You Went To Catholic School earned Honorable Mention in the 2010 Allen Ginsberg awards and will be published in the Paterson Literary Review; his poem Ten Minutes earned Honorable Mention in the 2009 Allen Ginsberg Awards.

He has published 11 books including six poetry collections, some of which are available on Kindle: Canned, Sixteen Inches On Center, American Boy: Pushing Sixty, Voices On The Bus and One Morning In Jersey City. The editors for Volume 55 of U.S. 1 Worksheets nominated his poem, At The Vet for a Pushcart Prize.

His work has also appeared in Celebrating William Carlos Williams and The Poetry of Place: North Jersey in Poetry; Rattlesnake Review; Medusa’s Kitchen; Voices in Italian Americana; The Fox Chase Review; and Caduceus.
A financial news editor by day, Buccino contributes to NJ.com. He maintains New Jersey Poets and Poetry, a blog of poetry happenings in New Jersey. Visit www.anthonysworld.com

Maria Giura’s poem, Mercy was selected for Honorable Mention in 2010 and will be published in The Paterson Literary Review; her previous work has appeared both in Paterson Literary Review and in VIA. A member of the American Italian Historical Association, she read chapters of her memoir at their conferences, which she will read from.

She is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, N.J., where she teaches First Year Writing and Memoir and is Assistant Director of their First Year Writing Program. She received her doctorate in English with a creative dissertation from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the Executive Director at the Poetry Center
Passaic County Community College, which sponsors the annual Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. For guidelines visit

Cornelia St. Café,
29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker and West 4th Streets)
New York, NY

$7 minimum includes one drink

Come in time to sign up at 5:45 pm.
Bring poetry Bring prose Bring script Bring a friend
The evening starts with Open Mike readings of five minutes each.

Since 1991, the organization has given voice to writers
through its Open Reading series at Cornelia St. Café every month.

Italian American Writers Association
IAWA is a 501© (3) not-for-profit corporation; donations are tax deductible. Since 1991, the organization has given voice to writers through its Open Reading series at Cornelia St. Café every month.

For membership information, visit www.iawa.net

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