BY PATRICK VITULLO
In his debut book of poetry, The Lighthouse, Patrick Vitullo beautifully reflects on the wonder and sadness of life while exploring themes of family, love, and loss. Whether it’s remembering his childhood surrounded by loving relatives or descriptions of his love of jazz, Patrick’s poems immerse us into specific moments with well-chosen imagery and word choice. The poet takes us on a journey which starts with his childhood in western Pennsylvania where immigrant parents and grandparents gave up their own lives to unimaginable toil so that their children and grandchildren could, one day, live better lives. Other poems show Vitullo’s love for nature and travel. The poets caring and unique observations will keep readers coming back The Lighthouse time and again.
Published August 3, 2022