Anthony Buccino

Writer, author, editor

Books by Anthony Buccino

Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey

This Seat Taken?
Notes of a Hapless Commuter

Belleville Sons Honor Roll - Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom

Jersey City Snapshots

Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here Anymore and other essays

Nutley Sons Honor Roll - Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom

Rambling Round - Inside and Outside at the Same Time

Retrieving Labrador Days dog tales in prose and verse

Sister Dressed Me Funny

Canned, Booted, Bumped, Downsized

 A Father's Place - An Eclectic Collection

''New Jersey's 'Garrison Keillor' '' **

The nine typing fingers ....

** "... or something to that effect"


You Know You're From Belleville, N.J.

You Know You're From Nutley, N.J.


New Jersey author Anthony Buccino published more than fifteen books including four 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 poem At The Vet has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

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

October Book of the Month

Sometimes I Swear In Italian

Sometimes I Swear in Italian by Anthony BuccinoAntonio Buccino's collection about growing up Italian American in New Jersey and discovering the roots of his ancestors takes him back through the old neighborhood where the 'bianca lina' man sold bleach to make the white linens; and the young boy growing up in the house his grandfather built, and living upstairs from his scary grandma who spoke no English. 

The collection of verse captures the assimilation of Italian American born and raised in New Jersey and inspired by a trip to Italy where he realizes on his first visit, it also is his home.

This American boy discovers the land his ancestors left to make a better life for his generation. The pigeons that follow him throughout Italy provide the connection to his father - who raised homers - who didn't speak English until he started school - the rich heritage of the old country, and the enormous sacrifice of his grandparents. 

Despite its title, Sometimes I Swear In Italian contains no profanity in any language.

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Italian American Heritage

Remembering the Soldier Named Above the Street Sign

Remembering the Jersey Kid

I’m thankful for growing up in old Belleville. New Jersey, that is, not Belleville, Ontario, or Belleville, Illinois, or Belleville, Michigan, or Belleville, Kansas or even Belleville, Paris. I’m thankful for growing up in good old Belleville, New Jersey.

Souvenir post card: Belleville, New Jersey

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A Buccino Poem-A-Day

Ashtabula, Ohio


A Writer's Life For Me

Back To School

Classic Casual Essays

Italian American Heritage

Summer Reading


Belleville Sons Honor Roll

Nutley Sons Honor Roll

Nutley Notables

Old Belleville, N.J.

Old Nutley, N.J.

Uncle Tonoose

Verse Online

Zamboni, Our Chocolate Lab

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Buccino books:

Rambling Round - Inside and Outside at the Same Time

 A Father's Place - An Eclectic Collection

Sister Dressed Me Funny

Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey

This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter

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