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Candid Interview with Author Salvadore Buttaci

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Retired from teaching, Salvatore Buttaci is an obsessive-compulsive writer who writes every day. He was the 2007 recipient of the $500 Cyber-wit Poetry Award.

His poems, stories, articles, and letters have appeared in The New York Times, The Writer, U. S. A. Today, Cats Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Bardic Echoes, Wind, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Celebrating Brothers and Sisters, A Cup of Comfort for Fathers, and many other publications here and abroad.


Buttaci holds an M.B.A. In Marketing from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.


He has conducted countless writing workshops and was often the featured poet at various poetry readings. Radio and cable TV.  An activist for Sicilian-American pride, Buttaci has lectured widely on “Growing up Sicilian.”

He is the publisher and editor of The Word Place at salbuttaci.spruz.com where he invites poets twice a year to submit the best of their poems to his e-mail address: sambpoet@yahoo.com


His new chapbooks: Boy on a Swing and other poems is available from Big Table Publishing, and What I Learned from the Spaniard and other poems is available from Middle Island Press.


His collection of poetry, A Dusting of Star Fall can be ordered directly from Buttaci.  Visit his site for details at http://salvatorebuttaci.wordpress.com.

His book, A Family of Sicilians…is available at Lulu.com.

His collection of 164 short-fiction stories, Flashing My Shorts, is available from Amazon.com.  His publisher, All Things That Matter Press, will soon release his follow-up collection, 200 flashing Shorts.

He lives with his wife Sharon in West Virginia.