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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Donna Pucciani  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;


-- Website --
-- Donna Pucciani on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Donna now lives in Wheaton, Ill.

Biographical and Professional Information

Donna 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.

Published Works

  • Jumping Off The Train, Windstorm Creative, 2007
  • Chasisng the Saints, Virtual Artists Collective, 2008
  • To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn, Virtual Artists Collective, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

Jumping off the train /
ISBN: 1590923944. OCLC Number:

Windstorm Creative,. Port Orchard, Wash. :. ©2007.

Chasing the saints :
ISBN: 0977297462. OCLC Number:

Virtual Artists Collective,. [United States?] :. ©2008.

To sip darjeeling at dawn :
ISBN: 0983009120. OCLC Number:

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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 --Virtual Artists Collective.

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