Individual Author Record
Name: Donna PuccianiPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Audience: Adult; Born:
-- Website -- http://donnapuccianipoet.wordpress.com
-- Donna Pucciani on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=donna++pucciani+
Illinois ConnectionDonna now lives in Wheaton, Ill.
Biographical and Professional InformationDonna Pucciani has a Ph.D. in Humanities from NYU and has taught at the high school and college levels in the chicagoland area for nearly forty years. Her work has been published on four continents in such diverse journals as International Poetry Review, Hawaii Pacific, Italian Americana, Istanbul Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg, Acumen, ShiChao Poetry, Christianity and Literature, Spoon River Poetry, The Pedestal, and nebu[lab]. Her poems have been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize and translated into Chinese and Italian.
- Chasisng the Saints, Virtual Artists Collective, 2008
- Jumping Off The Train, Windstorm Creative, 2007
- To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn, Virtual Artists Collective, 2011
Titles At Your Library
Jumping Off the Train
ISBN: 1590923944 Windstorm Creative. 2007 Book by Donna Pucciani
Chasing the Saints
ISBN: 0977297462 Virtual Artists Collective. 2008 Donna Pucciani's third book of poetry explores the relationship of the human to the divine through the lives of the saints. Pucciani's poems are not "your mama's" lives of the saints but rather meditations on the varieties of holiness espoused by these fascinating people. The poems are both spiritual and human, comic and serious. They challenge literate, discerning readers of any and all religions or none at all to think about things transcendent and to realize that sanctity comes only to those who are not afraid to be fully human.
To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn
ISBN: 0983009120 Virtual Artists Collective. 2011 To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn, by Donna Pucciani, is an intriguing poetic journey through diverse existential moments: returning to the city of one's youth, playing a musical instrument, waiting for lightning, mourning a parent, anticipating one's own death. Her objects of meditation include a vase from Copenhagen, an English summer day, strawberries and frogs, old lovers and new affairs, gardens and cats, gumbo and fugues, a husband who snores. Whether in a Manhattan art gallery or an old amusement park in New Orleans, Pucciani reveals intimate moments of her own life while inviting the reader to share in those moments. Her poetry, which has been published on four continents and translated into Italian and Chinese, invokes universal themes of love and loss, nostalgia and grief, and the joys of the present moment. More importantly, her poems explore the human condition with depth, sensitivity and compassion.