Sunday, October 10, 2021

Maria Mazziotti Gillan and the Patterns of Memory

In this 2018 appearance, we get a taste of the heartfelt work of poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan which is deeply rooted in her childhood memories of Paterson, New Jersey. She grew up in an Italian immigrant neighborhood, learning English only after starting school.

Maria one was of the featured poets at the  October 2018 Dodge Poetry Festival, the largest poetry event in North America.






Maria Mazziotti Gillan's new poetry collection is When the Stars Were Still Visible (2021). Other recent publications are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadow and the poetry collections What Blooms in Winter and The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets which pairs her poems with her paintings. Maria's artist's website is MariaMazziottiGillan.com and her poetry website is MariaGillan.com.

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