Paul has always had a passion for writing, which led to a variety of interesting and creative jobs. He was a copywriter for an NYC specialty catalogue, advertising manager for a map company, and even wrote copy in praise of high-quality roofing materials.
Writing as Paul Anthony, his current work in progress is Sorrow, a historical, narrative poem inspired by the opera Madama Butterfly. Sorrow chronicles the life of Butterfly’s family after the heroine’s tragic death. The title character is the son of Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), a young Japanese orphan, and Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, a lieutenant in the US Navy. Sorrow’s journey, as he learns about his childhood in Japan and wrestles with his new life in America, touches on the complex, multi-cultural, global issues that lead to the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Sorrow is planned to be indie published in Summer 2021. Musings from Paul Anthony can be found on his blog site, “Writing, Opera, Wine”