Monday, September 22, 2014

Review of Gillan's The Girls In The Chartreuse Jackets

The Washington Independent Review of Books recently reviewed The Girls In The Chartreuse Jackets by Maria Mazziotti Gillan which was published by Cat in the Sun Books.

"These poems make up more of Maria Mazziotti Gillan’s rich mythology – growing up in Paterson, New Jersey with her Italian family—her initial wishes to be “other than”—her pride in what she finds as her true self, poet, teacher, curator. Now, visual artist. The “sense of self” is found in the writing with a directness and passion, but made better by paintings, water colors and mixed media, conveying a biography more nuanced and delicate. In both, her keynote is honesty, and a simplicity that can only come from a seasoned artist..."
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Maria's Official Site is at  Her latest publication is the poetry and art collection, The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets.