Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Maria Mazziotti Gillan Reading in NYC with Barbara Crooker

The Italian-American Writers Association presents a poetry reading with Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Barbara Crooker on Saturday, November 9 at 2 PM in New York City. The reading will be at Mulberry Street Public Library (10 Jersey Street, at the corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets in Greenwich Village).

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the winner of AWP’s 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature, Poets & Writers’ 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the 2008 American Book Award for All That Lies Between Us. She has published 23 books and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and has been appointed a Bartle Professor at Binghamton University - SUNY and Professor Emerita of English and creative writing.

Barbara Crooker has written nine poetry collections; her latest is Some Glad Morning (Pitt Poetry Series). A 50-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and five-time nominee for Best of the Net, she was a 1997 Grammy Awards Finalist for her part in the audio version of the popular anthology, Grow Old Along With Me--The Best is Yet to Be (Papier Mache Press).
Her awards include the WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships. Her work appears in a variety of anthologies, including Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, and The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Crooker is a poetry editor for the journal, Italian Americana. Her website is at

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