March 03, 2019

Montclair Monthly Poetry Series Presents Maria Giura and Mark Hillringhouse March 7

On Thursday, March 7, the Montclair Monthly Poetry Series will feature the poets Maria Giura and Mark Hillringhouse. An open reading from 6-7 pm will precede the featured readers who will read from 7 – 8 pm.

Maria Giura is the author of What My Father Taught Me, a collection of memory poems, published in April by Bordighera Press. Her second book, a memoir, is forthcoming from Apprentice House. Her work has appeared in several journals including Prime Number, Presence, Lips, Italian Americana, Godspy, Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival and Voices in Italian Americana, and she has won awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Paterson Literary Review, and Salem College’s Center for Women Writers. She was also a finalist for the Milton Center Fellowship and was a judge for the 2018 Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize. Giura has taught Literature and Writing at St. John’s University, Montclair State University, and Binghamton University where she received her PhD. Her website is

Mark Hillringhouse is a published poet, essayist, and photographer whose works have been widely exhibited in area galleries. His photography and writing have been published in The American Poetry Review, The Literary Review, The New York Times, The New Jersey Monthly, The Paris Review, and in many other journals, books, anthologies and magazines. He was the founding editor of The American Book Review, and a contributing editor for The New York Arts Journal.  Thrice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and a three-time recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, winner of the Allen Ginsberg Award for poetry and the National Parks Calendar photography contest and the Soho Arthouse Gallery’s “Captured! A Moment in Time” exhibition. His recent books include Between Frames, a book of his poems and photographs, and Paterson Light and Shadow a collection of Maria Gillan’s Paterson poems and his black and white Paterson photographs by Serving House Books.  Visit his photography Website:


This series is held at the Montclair Public Library Auditorium and hosted by Maria Gillan and and Laura Boss.

All readings in this series are free and open to the public.

Location: Montclair Public Library (Auditorium), 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ    For location information, contact the library at 973-744-0500.

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