Tony Tripodi Offers ‘Poems of Celebration and Reflection’

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New collection features thought-provoking, emotional poems about holidays and events.

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Tony Tripodi uses poetic verse to reflect on celebratory events in his new collection, “Poems of Celebration and Reflection”

Tony Tripodi uses poetic verse to reflect on celebratory events in his new collection, “Poems of Celebration and Reflection” (published by iUniverse).

The poems in “Poems of Celebration and Reflection” focus on significant events in Tripodi’s life – some are personal and some are widely known – during 2012 and 2013. Covering a wide range of emotions. Tripodi ruminates on the feelings of despair brought on by tragic events and depicts scenes of love and adoration when writing about Thanksgiving, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and patriotic holidays, among others. Other holidays give him the chance to reflect on his life, and although all the experiences are filtered through his personal lens, readers from all walks of life will find something to relate to in this ambitious collection.

An excerpt from the poem, “Christmas”:

“Christmas will soon be here, and
I will go to St. Patrick’s Cathedral
in New York City to pray
for peace in the world.”

Poems of Celebration and Reflection
By Tony Tripodi
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 100 pages | ISBN 9781491709955
E-Book | ISBN 9781491709962
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Tony Tripodi received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in psychiatric social work from the University of California, Berkeley, and a doctorate in social work from Columbia University. He is a former dean of the College of Social Work, Ohio State University, and is now a professor emeritus. He is the editor of Oxford University Press’ successful series of Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods. Tripodi has had 32 books published and more than 100 articles, book chapters, special journal issues and editorials. His books, most of them with co-authors, have focused on clinical judgment, research assessment and utilization, measurement, program evaluation, research for practice and administration and international research.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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