Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 8, 2005
Poet and former advertising executive Ron Vazzano has published ÂShots from a Passing CarÂ, his inaugural collection of poems, which celebrate lifeÂs defining moments, both ordinary and extraordinary.
After more than a decade of duality, a high-powered advertising executive by day and an impassioned poet by night, Vazzano quit the business world to write full time. And to compile his one-of-a-kind and poems into an inviting collection, complete with original drawings and photographs.
VazzanoÂs ÂShots from a Passing CarÂ embodies his freeze-frame takes on what catches Â and demands Â his attention Â from his reaction to a squirrel (ÂSquirrels Making Bad DecisionsÂ) to a drawing his daughter mailed from Boston (ÂDaughter Doodles While Away at CollegeÂ), from a memorial to his grandfather (ÂThe ShedÂ) to his thoughts on September 11 (ÂOne Red RoseÂ and ÂThe Third World WarÂ), the anniversary of both his wedding day and the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Over the past 13 years, VazzanoÂs poems have been published in numerous magazines, including ÂIcharus FallingÂ and ÂDaybreak,Â and anthologies, including ÂLine Drives: 100 Baseball PoemsÂ and ÂStanding on the CeilingÂ (an anthology of parenting poems).
A native New Yorker who has lived in Los Angeles for 25 years, Vazzano is already garnering praise. Gina Barreca, editor of ÂDon't Tell Mama! The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing,Â says, ÂRon VazzanoÂs collection not only introduces a new, strong voice to poetry but also gives us the wit, charm, surprise and intelligence of the impassioned, fiercely vulnerable contemporary Italian-American man. This is a terrific book Â it will make you laugh, think deeply and reconsider the universe. In other words, it does exactly what poetry is supposed to do.
Christopher Buckley, author of "No Way to Treat a First Lady" says ÂShots From a Passing CarÂ is a delightful debut, something for me, something for youÂ a really lovely volume.Â
Actor Elliot Gould writes, ÂHeÂs obviously gifted and had his own individual vision.Â
ÂShots from a Passing CarÂ is available through Domenica Press at the company's website.
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