Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the Director of the Creative Writing Program / The Binghamton Center for Writers, and a Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-State University of New York. She is the Founder and the Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She has published fifteen books of poetry, including The Weather of Old Seasons, Where I Come From, Things My Mother Told Me, Italian Women in Black Dresses, All That Lies Between Us, and her latest book, What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009 (all by Guernica Editions). Her latest poetry collection is The Place I Call Home (2012, New York Quarterly Press). Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, New Letters, The New York Times, Poetry Ireland, Connecticut Review, The Los Angeles Review, The Christian Science Monitor, LIPS, and Rattle, as well as numerous other journals and anthologies. Maria is a recipient of the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and her book All The Lies Between Us won the American Book Award in 2008. She has also won the 2008 Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Endeavor from Binghamton University, the 2008 Sheila Motton Award, Primo Nazionale Belmoro, the First Annual John Fante and Pietro di Donato Award, the Aniello Lauri Award, the May Sarton Award, the Fearing Houghton Award, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships in Poetry, and the American Literary Translators Association Award through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She received the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Literary Outreach and The Dare to Imagine Award from Very Special Arts.
Details at http://mariagillan.com
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