Poetry - General
195 Pages
Reviewed on 09/02/2023
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Author Biography

Anna Casamento Arrigo was born in Sorrentini, Sicily and came to America with her family and settled in New Jersey.

After suffering a stroke, she turned to writing as a means of expressing her innermost thoughts through visionary prose. Inspired by music, poetry, and the classics of literature, Casamento Arrigo truly encompasses the breadth and scope of the written word.

Having taught inner-city students prior to her stroke, Casamento Arrigo understands full well what it means to need inspiration. Between the success found at her hands, and the successful impartation of love, creativity, and understanding, on to her five children and her 12 grandchildren, Casamento- Arrigo has accomplished a great deal.

She has penned several books, including a memoir, an electrifying romance, as well as several children’s books.

Casamento-Arrigo continues to make great progress toward complete recovery .She is, presently,working on several additional children’s books,as well as, another memoir ,a collection of short stories,and,yet,another collection of poetry!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Miche Arendse for Readers' Favorite

It is said that the pen is mightier than the sword and this is so true for Petals by Anna Casamento Arrigo. Through this collection of poems and songs, Arrigo speaks of the highs and lows of life that we all encounter at one point or another. Each individual encounters various hardships throughout their life as well as many forms of happiness. Arrigo displays a true moment of vulnerability through these heartfelt poems.

Petals by Anna Casamento Arrigo is going to be one of those books that I will remember and go back to from time to time just to experience the wave of emotions all over again. Arrigo takes us on a journey with this collection through various stages of life and through many instances of hardship. The poems are so eloquently written and so full of feeling, drawing out the rawest emotions from you as the reader. There is something about the way in which Arrigo composes her stanza and the way each word within the poem is so purposefully written. It’s as if she poured her heart into every single word and, through that, we see the resulting artistic composition of poetry. So many times I found myself moved and even reread a few poems that stood out to me. I truly think that any lover of poetry should take the time to read through this collection because they will not be disappointed. I enjoyed every poem in this book and I would be happy to read any other works from this author.