Friday, August 4, 2017

Maria Mazziotti Gillan Interviews on 'The Poet and the Poem'

The Poet and the Poem audio podcasts are part of the webcasts and podcasts from the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress. Hosted by Grace Cavalieri, whose interviews and book reviews have appeared in various journals including The American Poetry Review.

Her original "Poet and the Poem" series aired on public radio in 1977. "The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress" is an outgrowth of that show premiering in 1997. Approximately twelve episodes are produced each season.

Cavalieri also has 16 books and chapbooks of poetry and 26 produced plays to her credit. She is twice the recipient of the Allen Ginsberg Award (1993, 2013), and has received the Bordighera Poetry Award, a Paterson Poetry Prize, and a CPB Silver Medal, among other awards. In 2013 she received the Association Writing Program’s “George Garrett Award” for Service to Literature. A recent poetry book, Water on the Sun, is on the Pen American Center's "Best Books" list.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan has appeared twice on the program and the hour-long interviews are available online.

"Anno Della Cultura Italiana, 2013" contains interviews with four Italian women Emily Ferrara, Sabine Pascarelli, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, and Rose Solari
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Maria Mazziotti Gillan also did an earlier solo interview.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan's most recent books are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadow  and the poetry collection, What Blooms in Winter . Her collection of poems along with some of her paintings is The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets . Maria's official website is