Boy On a Swing and Other Poems
Big Table Publishing Company Chapbook Series
“In his wonderful collection of poems Boy on a Swing, Salvatore Buttaci has touched the universal experiences shared by all of us. From the opening sonnet on his birth to the final poem on the importance of dreams, he summons memories of growing up as an Italian American in Brooklyn with enough warmth, humanity, and understanding to melt the heart of even the most jaded reader. His skillful use of language and form, with no wasted words, makes for a collection that will be read again and again.”
~ Irving F. Miller, Moonburn
“You’ll get to know Buttaci well in this poignant collection of poems, where the details of his life evoke memories of our own, where we’ll rediscover all the things that are too precious to let go. Like the 1890 Lady Liberty silver dollar Buttaci received as a boy, these moments from childhood are worth storing in an old box so that one day we can look back on them and remember.”
~ Rodger LeGrand, Hope and Compulsion
“Salvatore Buttaci’s poetry uncovers a delightful, honest boyhood from beginning to end. His poems, ‘wrapped in good intentions,’ are gifts making ‘all that is sad happy again.’ Ultimately, one will discover that his poems are blissful, breathing and pleased to be flourishing with the goodness of life.”
~ Susan Yount, poetry editor, Arsenic Lobster
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About the Author
Salvatore Buttaci is a retired English teacher who has been writing since childhood. His first published work, an essay entitled “Presidential Timber,” appeared in the Sunday New York News when he was sixteen. Since then his poems, letters, short stories, and articles have been widely published in The New York Times, Newsday, U.S.A. Today, The Writer, Cats Magazine, and elsewhere in America and overseas.
He has lectured on Sicilian-American pride and conducted poetry workshops and readings.
In 2001, Pudding House Publications included his work in the Greatest Hits Series with his chapbook, Greatest Hits: 1970-2000.
He was also the 2007 recipient of the $500.00 Cyber-wit Poetry Award. His book, A Family of Sicilians … is available at Lulu.com/ButtaciPublishing2008 .
He lives in West Virginia with his wife Sharon.