This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter
By Anthony Buccino
If you ever commuted to work, you'll enjoy reading Anthony Buccino's collection "This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter" about the joys and follies of getting to and from work using metropolitan public transit to reach his news offices in Jersey City and later Midtown Manhattan.
In 2008, Buccino published "Voices on the Bus, Train, Subway, Bus and in My Head," a collection of non-rhyming verse written while commuting from northeastern Essex County to Jersey City, N.J.
To all the strap hangers and commuters
taking public transportation to work
because it's cheaper and better for the earth
and because, like me, they'd probably run down
annoying, sluggish pedestrians clogging crosswalks,
if we allowed them behind the wheel.
In three sections
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Buccino's Work Has Appeared
New Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’
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