Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Caravan from MEMORIES MY GREAT UNCLE LEFT BEHIND

from the book MEMORIES MY GREAT UNCLE LEFT BEHIND


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Local Merchant - from MEMORIES MY GREAT UNCLE LEFT BEHIND


Clouds - Photography by Cassone

Last August, when I flew back home to Detroit for my brother, Michael's funeral, I was anxious, shocked and saddened.  This time, I would be brave, as I have had a lifelong fear of flying.  Instead of caving in to that fear, I embraced the experience and found comfort among the clouds...  It was as though my brother was guiding me along.












Ralph Fritschen, Part 1 - Images from MEMORIES MY GREAT UNCLE LEFT BEHIND - Part 3

Select images of my great uncle, Ralph Fritschen from the book
Memories My Great Uncle Left Behind






Images from MEMORIES MY GREAT UNCLE LEFT BEHIND - Part 2

Here are more images from the book Memories My Great Uncle Left Behind







The book is available at Amazon in both Paperback and Kindle Edition formats.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

COMING JANUARY 2018 - Writing Lines: Collected Poetic Works by Antonio Cassone


Marking their 17th published work, Writing Lines: Collected Poetic Works & Essays From A to Z 1992-2017, Antonio Cassone offers a look back at his body of work with musings about life, love and loss.  Presented alphabetically, as Cassone always likes for each piece to stand alone, this collection runs the gamut of emotion and displays a variety of insights from the writer’s authentic point of view.  It is a look at just an aspect of a career…thus far.  Front Cover Photo by C.A. McKenzie for McKenzie Bros. Photography.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ANTONIO CASSONE is an accomplished, best-selling author with 17 books to his credit, including WRITING LINES: COLLECTED POETIC WORKS & ESSAYS (2018); TRIBUTE (2017); MEMORIES MY GREAT UNCLE LEFT BEHIND (2017); RANDOM EVERYDAY INSPIRATIONS: THE THINGS AROUND US (photography) (2015); WHILE IN ATLANTA (photography) (2014); A CELEBRATED LOVE: THE MARRIAGE EQUALITY POEM… (2014); THE WARMTH OF CHRISTMAS (photography) (2013); HOW TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS…(2013), OPENING THE NAKED WINDOW (2008), book two of their memoir series and THE NAKED WINDOW: EXPOSED/REVELATIONS (2009), books three and four of the memoir series were released as a combo, along with BLUE SKY: ...WRITINGS FOR STEVEN… (2010),  RAMBLINGS FROM THE RAGGED EDGE (2013),  DIVA/CASSONE: A COLLECTION OF POETRY – THE RECONSTRUCTION EDITION (2013), LOOKING THROUGH THE NAKED WINDOW: THE RESTORATION CHRONICLES (2013), which is a re-issue of the first installment of the memoir series with a tighter edit and a bit of new material and ELOQUENT VERSIFICATIONS: POEMS MY FATHER LEFT ME (2013), a collaboration with his late father, Robert “Rocky” Cassone. CASSONE has over 200 poems published on various poetry websites and has been honored for his works by The International Society of Poets, Famous Poets, The International Library of Poetry and The Iliad Press.

ANTONIO CASSONE, originally from Detroit, is also a photographer and entertainer with a career enriched with many diverse projects since 1988. In the 1990s and 2000s, CASSONE produced, performed, wrote and co-directed two major, award-winning plays at 1515 Broadway in Detroit's theatre district; produced/performed/directed several fashion/variety shows and several spoken-word recordings including "Diva/Cassone," his first poetry cd.

He currently resides in South Florida and has a variety of other projects in the works.

He also started the Cassone2007 channel on YouTube with the 'web reality series' GETTING READY (which features a behind the scenes look at Cassone’s female impersonation career and other facets of the multi-faceted artist’s life), which is now in its 22nd season.  You can also find select spoken word recording/slideshows of works from TEARS AND THUNDER, DIVA/CASSONE, THE ECSTASY and BLUE SKY to name a few.  The channel also has select slideshows of Photography by Cassone.
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BOOKS BY ANTONIO CASSONE
(through Create Space)++
Writing Lines: Collected Poetic Works & Essays (2018)
Tribute (2017)
Memories My Great Uncle Left Behind (2017)
Random Everyday Inspirations: The Things Around Us – Photography by Cassone, Volume III (2015)
While in Atlanta – Photography by Cassone, Volume 2 (2014)
A Celebrated Love: The Marriage Equality Poem and Other Poems for Love, Lust, Purpose & Pride (2014)
The Warmth of Christmas – Photography by Cassone, Volume 1 (2013)
How to Celebrate Christmas When the World Doesn’t Stop Spinning (2013)
Eloquent Versifications – Poems My Father Left Me (with Robert “Rocky” Cassone) (2013)
Looking through the Naked Window: The Restoration Chronicles (2013)
Diva/Cassone: A Collection of Poetry – The Reconstruction Edition (2013)
Ramblings from the Ragged Edge (2013)
Blue Sky: Writings for Steven and Other People I Have Loved for So Long (2010)
The Naked Window: Exposed/Revelations (2009)
Opening the Naked Window (2008)
(through Publish America)*

Looking through the Naked Window (2006)*

Diva/Cassone (2005)*

++ALL Create Space titles are available in both paperback and Kindle versions.
*no longer in print