January 01, 2015



Verse written along the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J.

You can hear a lot by looking around.

Sometimes, standing along the Hudson River shoreline, you can dream of the freedom in the sailing beauty slipping through the waves, or question the signals proffered by a hungry seagull, or ponder why the pigeons follow you.

Or you could sit ever so still and listen to the clatter of heels on the tile as the cigarette mafia heads outside for fresh air, while you slip in among them and consider the steel and glass surroundings.

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New Jersey author Anthony Buccino published more than fifteen books including five essay collections, three military history books and seven full-length poetry collections.  

He has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’ His stories of the 1960s earned a 2011 Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism award. His transit blog on NJ.com earned a 2010 SPJ Excellence in Journalism award. Two of his blogs earned 2014 SPJ Excellence in Journalism awards. At The Vet has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Town that gives poetic license

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December 15, 2014

Jersey City Snapshots - for Kindle ereaders

Light up your Kindle (Fire) and check out 

Jersey City Snapshots.

by Anthony Buccino. 

More than 200 color snapshots of Jersey City, New Jersey, from Pavonia/Newport to Paulus Hook, from Grundy Park to Grove Street, along the Hudson River from the Colgate clock to Exchange Place, Harborside and through neighborhoods that have no names.

Color photos are ideal for viewing on Kindle Fire, and bring you up close to New Jersey's second-largest city, its building boom and its broken ground.

Writer/photographer, who worked and walked these streets for nearly ten years, leaves words behind and speaks thorugh the camera lens and we see the commonplace wildlife, the glimmering structures and the grandeur of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center and the memorials erected in Jersey City.

This collection is ideal for fans of Jersey City, and folks who've always wanted to visit.

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December 12, 2014

Voices On the Bus, Train, Subway, Sidewalk and In My Head

Verse about commuting in Northern New Jersey. 

Voices On the Bus, Train, Subway, Sidewalk and In My Head

By Anthony Buccino

Feel the rhythm of the rails as you travel the last days of the Newark City Subway, or the PATH, and be relieved you are not present to hear the Preacher Man or Mr. Tourette's but do listen for the noise above the hum of the wheels and turn your ear to the voices on the bus, train or standing nearby on the platform.

Commuting daily on the bus, train, subway or PATH, one settles into a routine of familiar seating and faces. You can stare out the window listening to your own music, or read a book, or write poems about the experience. This is the latter.

Working class verse and tales, musings and random observations about commuting in Northern New Jersey.

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