Donna Pucciani led the group of five outstanding writers in the regular second Sunday reading of Waterline Writers in Batavia, Illinois. Pucciani read from her recent chapbook, GHOST GARDEN, based on her genealogical adventures in researching her family tree here and in Italy. The video of her reading can be found at waterlinewriters.org/video-library/–just click on April 2018 events and her name. Enjoy!
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We stop for gas and I gather them,
sweet knobs clustered on the roadside.
–excerpt from “Chestnuts from Calabria” in Ghost Garden by Donna Pucciani. First published in The Kerf.
Donna Pucciani will read from her chapbook, GHOST GARDEN, on Sunday night, April 15, 2018, at Waterline Writers in Batavia, Illinois. Donna will join writers John Arends, David Berner, Christopher Kuhl, and Frank Rutledge. The reading begins at 7 pm, and from 8:30-9 pm, an open mic is scheduled. Books will be available for purchase, as well as wine and other refreshments from local vendors. For further info and admission prices, view the website at http://www.waterlinewriters.org.
Pucciani will also read from her most recent full-length collection of poems, EDGES, at First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, Illinois, on Thursday May 17, 2018.
Where the line of city lights
meets blue Lake Michigan, I return
from the old country . . .
–excerpt from “Calabria and Back” in Ghost Garden by Donna Pucciani. First published in Cold Mountain Review.
You stand side by side, i miei cugini,
the Italian version of “American Gothic” . . .
–excerpt from “Carmen and Pasquale at Bergamo Airport” from Ghost Garden by Donna Pucciani. First published in The Christian Century.
When I was young, I traveled to Europe
to find myself. I needed to see
Mona Lisa, ride a cable car . . .
–excerpt from “Nunc Dimittis” in Ghost Garden by Donna Pucciani. First published in Iodine Literary Journal.
A light rain taps the corrugated door
where Nonno made his living,
his bodega . . .
–excerpt from Ghost Garden by Donna Pucciani. First published in Slant.