ANTHONY BUCCINO has been a professional writer and editor since 1984, having worked at both a national and a state trade association, a regional trade newspaper, community newspapers and a national business newswire. He published 19 books, including seven full-length poetry collections, based in and around life and growing up in New Jersey over the past 50 years.

He has been called “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor’ or something to that effect.’"A news editor by day, Buccino contributed to Patch, and other online publications. His nonfiction has been published in The Wall St Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, NJ.Com - NJ Voices,,,, New Jersey MonthlyModern Food Service Magazine, The Belleville Times, The Nutley Sun, The Independent Press of Bloomfield, The Glen Ridge Paper, The Nutley Journal, The Belleville Post, and the Essex Journal.

Buccino won 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Awards in Online - Enterprise/Series /Investigative Reporting and Media Affiliated Blog. His stories of the 1960s and his transit blog on earned earlier SPJ Excellence In Journalism awards.

In 2014, Buccino published Nutley Notables, the Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey.

In 2013, he published This Seat Taken, Notes of a Hapless Commuter.

In 2012, he published Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey, Collected Writings.

In 2011, he published Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War; a full-length poetry collection, Sometimes I Swear In Italian, and the essay chapbook Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

His poem At The Vet, which appeared in Volume 55 of U.S. 1 Worksheets, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2010.

In 2010, he published three and a half full-length poetry collections: CANNED Booted, bumped, down-sized, fired, forced out, hated, hired, laid off, let go, out of work, out-sourced, pink-slipped, terminated, sacked, unemployed; Retrieving Labrador Days - Dog Tales In Prose And Verse; and Sixteen Inches On Center.

His full-length poetry collections include AMERICAN BOY: Pushing Sixty; Voices On The Bus; and One Morning In Jersey City.

His poem Something Tells Me You Went To Catholic School earned Honorable Mention in the 2010 Allen Ginsberg Awards. His poem Ten Minutes earned Honorable Mention in the 2009 Allen Ginsberg Awards. His poem Hands In Socks was named Editor’s Choice in the 2008 Allen Ginsberg Awards.

His verse has 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; US 1 Poets; The Fox Chase Review; CHEST, the Journal of the American College of Chest Physicians; The Idiom; MEWS; Raving Dove; LIPS; Poetry Quarterly; Caduceus; South Mountain Poets anthology Off Line; Sweet Lemons 2; The Poem Factory; and PowWow Review.

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