Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Gerard LaFemina Poetry Reading.
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN is a recipient of the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions). Her latest book is What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009 (Guernica Editions, 2010), and she has a book forthcoming on September 15, 2012, The Place I Call Home (New York Quarterly Press). She is the Founder /Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY. She has published fourteen books of poetry and, with her daughter, Jennifer, she is co-editor of four anthologies. GERRY LAFEMINA is the author of a book of stories, two books of prose poems and six books of poetry, the most recent of which is Vanishing Horizon (2011, Anhinga Press). Among his awards and honors are the Bordighera Prize in Poetry, the Anthony Piccione/MAMMOTH Books Prize in Poetry, a Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Grant and a Pushcart Prize. He directs the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University where he is an Associate Professor of English. He divides his time between Maryland and New York.
Event Contact InformationSheryl St. Germain