Saturday, April 26, 2014

Silence in an Empty House Reviewed in L'Italo-Americano

Maria's poetry collection, The Silence in an Empty House, was reviewed in L'Italo-Americano, a bilingual, weekly newspaper serving the Italian-American community throughout the United States. Established in 1908, this weekly periodical is the oldest Italian-American newspaper in the United States with a mission to promote, and most importantly, preserve Italian culture and heritage by reporting in both Italian and English on subjects such as arts and culture, literature, education, history, business, sciences, sports, lifestyle to name a few.

The articles opens with:
The word that comes to mind when reading Gillan’s two most recent books of poems is prolific. After nineteen books, including the two under review and the co-editor of four anthologies, she has established herself as an unassailable voice in contemporary American poetry. The fifty-eight poems in Silence in an Empty House are an extended elegy to her late husband, Dennis.

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Maria's Official Site is at and her books are available at Her latest publication is the poetry collection,  Ancestors' Song

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