Stones and Bones: Italy Through My Eyes

Stones and Bones: Italy Through My Eyes

by John Vincent Palozzi


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In 1996 I had the opportunity to travel to Italy with my mother, father and brother Vince. I spent two weeks in Sicily visiting my mother's side of the family and two weeks in Italy where I met my father's relatives and visited Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan and points in-between. Everywhere I went I took a multitude of photographs and wrote about my experiences. As a result of that trip this book was created by putting tougher a collection of the poems I wrote and the photographs I took on my trip.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466424807
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/23/2011
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

I started writing poetry when I was thirteen years old. My parents gave me a Smith Corona portable electric typewriter, which was state of the art at that time, as a eighth grade graduation present. I took a typing class during summer vacation so I would know how to use that typewriter in high school. To practice I would type whatever came to mind, which turned out to be adolescent rhyme. Throughout high school I enjoyed writing poems, having some published in the school literary magazine.

At the University of Buffalo I continued writing and took classes in poetry. I would often frequent coffee houses reading my verse during those college years. After graduating I moved to Florida. Though I worked various jobs to pay the rent I never gave up writing poetry.

In 1986 I joined the Poets of the Palm Beaches. In 1989 I became President of The Poets and held that position for seventeen years. To this day I still serve on their Board of Directors. Over the past fifteen years I have organized and conducted poetry readings, workshops and classes. I have, at times, won various prizes in poetry contests. I always encourage amateur poets to work on their writing and improve their craft.

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