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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sat Feb 12 IAWA Features Giura & Buccino @ Cornelia St. Cafe NYC

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IAWA Presents
Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award Honorees
Anthony Buccino  & Maria Giura
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 989-9319

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 12 books including six poetry collections, which are all available in print, and on Kindle and Nook eReaders: 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 http://www.anthonybuccino.com/

Maria Giura's poem, "Mercy" was selected for Honorable Mention in 2010 and will be published in The Paterson Literary Review; in 2005, her poem "Earthly Father" won First Prize in the Allen Ginsberg competition and appeared in Paterson Literary Review; other work has appeared and in Godspy.com, VIA and she has written for the TV show New Morning.   A member of the American Italian Historical Association, she read two chapters of her memoir at the 2009 and 2010 conferences, "Telling Papa" and "The Long Loneliness."

She is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, NJ 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.

The reading takes place Saturday, February 12, 2011, 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., at the Cornelia St. Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC, (212-989-9319); www.corneliastreetcafe.com). The evening starts with Open Mic readings of five minutes each. IAWA is a 501(3)©not-for-profit corporation. 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

Visit the Italian American Writers Cafe blog http://www.i-italy.org/bloggers/italian-american-writers-cafe

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:

For Info on IAWA Reading Series:

Maria Lisella

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