Poetry. From TOMATO PIES, 25 CENTS: "[A]t my Grandmother's restaurant in Trenton New Jersey. My grandfather is rolling meatballs in the back. He studied to be a priest in Sicily but saved his sister Maggie from marrying a bad guy by coming to America. Uncle Joey is rolling dough and spooning sauce. Uncle Joey is always scrubbed clean, sobered up, in a white starched shirt, after cops delivered him home just hours before."
Grace Cavalieri is an award-winning author of sixteen books and chapbooks of poetry, including WATER ON THE SUN (Bordighera Press, 2007) and THE MANDATE OF HEAVEN (Bordighera Press, 2014). She is also co- author, with Sabine Pascarelli, of the book of poems and recipes, THE POET'S COOKBOOK (Bordighera Press, 2009). She founded and continues to produce The Poet and the Poems for public radio, celebrating thirty-seven years on-air, and now recorded at the Library of Congress. She serves on the national board of the American Initiative for Italian Culture. Author City: Annapolis, MD USA