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El Silencio de las Horas / The Silence of the Hours – Amanda Reverón / Don Cellini

El Silencio de las Horas by Amanda Reveron translated by Don Cellini - front cover

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 70 pages
2016, ISBN: 978-1-936419-67-8 $15.95 + S&H
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Poet Amanda Reverón maintains a blog. Her writing habit is

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Mayapple author Don Cellini to appear at Flannery O’Connor’s 90th Birthday Parade and Local Author Day – Savannah, GA – Sunday March 29th 2015

Don Cellini, author of Candidates for Sainthood and Other Sinners and Translate Into English, will appear in Savannah, Georgia on Sunday March 29th, 2015.

The event is a celebration of Flannery O’Connor’s 90th birthday and many authors local to the area will participate.

The event takes place in Lafayette Square. Lafayette is one of the most celebrated of Savannah’s many beautiful and renowned squares. It is the site of The Hamilton-Turner House, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Low-Colonial Dames House and the childhood home of author Flannery O’Connor.

More details from the Flannery O’Connor Home and The Book Lady Bookstore

Event Name: Flannery O’Connor’s 90th birthday / Local Author Day, Savannah, GA
Date: March 29, 2015
Time: 1:00
Street Address: Lafayette Square between the Cathedral and Flannery’s childhood home
City: Savannah, Georgia
Zip code: 31401
Author’s website:

Candidates for Sainthood and other Sinners – Don Cellini

Don Cellini Candidates for Sainthood

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 62 pages
2013, ISBN: 978-1-936419-29-6 $14.95

This collection of poems explores the thin line between saint and sinner. The poet asks the reader to consider, “Who is the saint here? Who is the sinner?” A few well-known people appear in poems as well as a few genuine saints, but mostly the poems explore the saints and sinners and everyday folks that we meet each day on the sidewalk, at work, the mall or on TV.

The author collaborated with Mexican poet Fernando de la Cruz in recasting the poems in Spanish. With Cellini’s originals in English and in Spanish, de la Cruz created a third version. Sometimes these are faithful translations, but often

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Translate into English – Don Cellini

Translate into English - Don Cellini

Translate into English – Don Cellini

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 70 pp
$14.95 plus s&h
2010, ISBN 978-0932412-911

Translate into English is framed with grammatical instructions from a turn-of-the-century Spanish lesson book. Possessing a rare elegance and integrity, Cellini’s poems are intelligent and clever while capturing subtle emotions. From the compelling concept to the fine execution of these poetic vignettes—each work, each poem, every page is necessary to the whole. And the whole is a unique and beautiful experience.

No es cosa fácil el escribir un buen poema.
by Don Cellini

The wind blew a few syllables under the crack of the door. A few syllables, perhaps a phrase, that’s it. February’s fury. Some consonance. A subtle rhyme. Through the

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