- Writer, editor, author
New Jersey author Anthony Buccino published sixteen books including four essay collections, three military history books and seven full-length poetry collections. 'Don the TV man...' and other columns on Patch earned a SPJ-NJ 2011 Excellence in Journalism award. His transit blog on NJ.com earned a SPJ-NJ 2010 Excellence in Journalism award. His poem At The Vet is nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’
BIOGRAPHY - Anthony Buccino
Writer, editor, poet Anthony Buccino writes with clarity and humor in his verse and columns about growing up in the second half of the 20th Century. He has been called “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor’ ” or something to that effect.’
Born in Belleville, the Nutley, N.J., resident published four essay collections, seven poetry collections and three local military history books.
Buccino spent 12 years editing business news copy at Dow Jones & Co. for the Ticker, NewsPlus and The Wall Street Journal professional web pages. He has written about life in northern New Jersey on Patch and has contributed to NJ Voices. He wrote about commuting and transit in metro New York-New Jersey. Buccino is currently a business news editor at TheStreet.com, RealMoney.com and RealMoneyPro.com.
He continues work on essays and verse about growing up - and growing older - in Belleville, Nutley and northern New Jersey.
Buccino's Essay Collections
Buccino's essay collections about life and growing up in northern New Jersey in the second half of the 20th Century are Rambling Round - Inside and Outside at the Same Time, A Father's Place, An Eclectic Collection, and Sister Dressed Me Funny. His latest collection is Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey.
His poem Jersey Geese earned Honorable Mention in the 2011 Allen Ginsberg Awards. 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. Hands In Socks was named Editor’s Choice in the 2008 Allen Ginsberg Awards.
Sometimes I Swear In Italian was published in 2011.
Buccino published four distinct collections in 2010: Yountakah Country - a Poetic View of Nutley Old and New, CANNED booted, bumped, down-sized, fired, forced out, hated, hired, jobless, laid off, let go, out of work, out-sourced, pink-slipped, terminated, sacked, unemployed , Sixteen Inches On Center, and Retrieving Labrador Days - dog tales in prose and verse.
American Boy - Pushing Sixty was published in 2009.
He published two collections in 2008. Voices on the Bus, Train, Subway, Bus and in My Head are poems written while commuting from northeastern Essex County to Jersey City, N.J. One Morning in Jersey City are poems written in and around Jersey City and sitting along the Hudson River, often at lunch time despite the collection's title.
He published a volume of poetry, Days You Knew Me in 1976.
Buccino's War Biography Books
The Nutley Sons and Belleville Sons honor roll projects are serious writing about a serious subject. With his daughter Andrea, two paperbacks were published based on the research about the men from Nutley, N.J., and Belleville, N.J., who died in service to their country. In 2011, he published Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War, a Brief History.
In May 2005, a new memorial to nine men who died in peacetime was dedicated in Nutley - based on the research in Nutley Sons Honor Roll.
In November 2005, more than 150 names were added to the Belleville memorial on Union Avenue, after having the blank slate for 50 years awaiting the list of names which was based on the research in Belleville Sons Honor Roll.
Buccino was named the recipient of the UNICO National 2005 Grand Order Filippo Mazzei William Paca Americanism Award.
In 2001, Buccino received the Mille Grazie Award for his work with the Italian American One Voice Coalition against negative stereotyping in the media.
Buccino won the a New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2011 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM, Media Affiliated Blog award for his Belleville posts on Patch.
From 1999 to 2011, Buccino edited business news copy at Dow Jones & Co. for the Ticker, NewsPlus and The Wall Street Journal professional web pages.
Buccino won the a New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2010 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM, Media Affiliated Blog award for his NJ.com Transit Blog.
From 1996 to 1998, he was managing editor at Worrall Community Newspapers where he oversaw the Nutley Journal, The Belleville Post, The Independent Press of Bloomfield and The Glen Ridge Paper.
In 1997, Buccino won a New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists award for editorial writing.
From 1989 to 1990, he was editor of The Belleville Times.
In the 1970s Buccino wrote reviews and essays for area newspapers including The Belleville Times, Belleville, N.J., and The Independent Press of Bloomfield, New Jersey.
He served as editor at New Jersey Motor Truck Association, a state trade association, Beauty & Barber Supply Institute, a national trade association, and of Modern Food Service Magazine, a regional magazine.
He is a member of the
Society of Professional
Journalists, New Jersey Chapter.
Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey - Collected writings (2012)
Jersey City Snapshots (2012)
Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here, Anymore and other essays (2011)
Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War (2011)
Sometimes I Swear In Italian (2011)
Yountakah Country, a Poetic View of Nutley Old and New (2010)
CANNED booted, bumped, down-sized, fired, forced out, hated, hired, jobless, laid off, let go, out of work, out-sourced, pink-slipped, terminated, sacked, unemployed (2010)
Sixteen Inches on Center (2010)
Retrieving Labrador Days, dog tales in prose and verse (2010)
American Boy, Pushing Sixty (2009)
Voices on the Bus, Train, Subway, Bus and in My Head (2008)
One Morning in Jersey City (2008)
Belleville Sons Honor Roll, Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom (2004/2012)
Nutley Sons Honor Roll, Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom (2004)
Rambling Round, Inside and Outside at the Same Time (2002)
Sister Dressed Me Funny (1996)
A Father's Place, an Eclectic Collection (1991)
Days You Knew Me (1976)
Buccino's Work Has Appeared
TheStreet.com The Wall St Journal
Dow Jones Newswires
NJ.Com - NJ Voices
The Nutley Sun
The Belleville Times
The Independent Press of Bloomfield
The Glen Ridge Paper
The Nutley Journal
The Belleville Post
New Jersey Monthly
Modern Food Service Magazine
Paterson Literary Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Rattlesnake Review, Medusa's Kitchen, Voices In Italian Americana, Edison Literary Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, CHEST, The Idiom, Fox Chase Review, Up & Under, Caduceus, South Mountain Poets Anthology, MEWS, LIPS, More Sweet Lemons, The Poem Factory, On The Quiet Side, PowWow Review and other places, too!
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