ANTONIO CASSONE, originally from Detroit, is an accomplished author, photographer and entertainer with a career enriched with many diverse projects since 1988. He has produced, performed, written and co-directed two major, award-winning plays; the semi-autobiographical "The Ashley Correspondence" in 1993 and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" in 1995 at 1515 Broadway in Detroit's theatre district. Cassone performed in Patrick Burtons masterpiece "Punk" and produced/performed/directed eight "Extravaganza's" in the 90s, which were fashion/variety shows and several spoken-word recordings including, "No Measure," an audio play about victim-survivors; "Miranda Davison," an audio play about his career as a female impersonator/illusionist/entertainer and "Diva/Cassone," his first poetry cd. ANTONIO CASSONE is also, most recently, an accomplished author with six books to his credit. DIVA/CASSONE (2006) (no longer in print), a book of poetry and LOOKING THROUGH THE NAKED WINDOW (2007), book one of his memoir series are published through Publish America. OPENING THE NAKED WINDOW (2008), book two of the memoir series and THE NAKED WINDOW: EXPOSED/REVELATIONS (2009), books three and four of the memoir series were released as a combo through Create Space, along with BLUE SKY: ...WRITINGS FOR STEVEN AND OTHER PEOPLE I HAVE LOVED FOR SO LONG (2010), a third volume of poetry (with some prose) RAMBLINGS FROM THE RAGGED EDGE (2013) and DIVA/CASSONE: A COLLECTION OF POETRY - THE RECONSTRUCTION EDITION (2013). CASSONE has over 150 poems published on various poetry websites and has been honored numerous times for his works by The International Society of Poets. He was nominated for Poet of the Year from Famous Poets in 2005. He has also been published in numerous poetry anthologies from The International Library of Poetry and The Iliad Press. He currently resides in South Florida and is penning the rest of his memoirs NAKED WINDOW book series, another poetry collection and has a variety of spoken word and video projects in the works. He also started the Cassone2007 channel on YouTube with the 'web reality series' GETTING READY, which is now in its 18th season and you can also find select spoken word recording/slideshows of works from TEARS AND THUNDER, DIVA/CASSONE, THE ECSTASY and BLUE SKY to name a few. The channel also has select slideshows of Photography by Cassone.