Maria Mazziotti Gillan, a Seton Hall Alumni, recently donated 386 new books of poetry to the circulating collection at the Walsh Library.
All of the books are contemporary American poetry from the past three years and are titles the poet has accumulated from judging contests.
“As long as I’m judging contests I will continue to donate books to that collection,” Gillan said.
Gillan attended Seton Hall University as an English major and she says that the opportunities provided at Seton Hall gave her solid foundation to her career. She hopes the collection of books may do the same for aspiring writers.
“If you’re going to write, you have to read. You have to read everything that you can get your hands on,” Gillan said.