Gift of Recent American Poetry from Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Poet and Seton Hall alumna, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, has donated to the University Libraries over 300 volumes of recent American poetry, short stories and fiction, inncluding works by David Slavitt, Andrew Hudgins, and Maxine Kumin. Most of these books can be found in the PS (American Literature) section of the library.  Gillan, who was born in Paterson, New Jersey, 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.  She has published fourteen books of poetry, including The Weather of Old Seasons (Cross-Cultural Communications), Where I Come From, Things My Mother Told Me, and Italian Women in Black Dresses (Guernica Editions). With her daughter, Jennifer, she is co-editor of four anthologies: Unsettling America, Identity Lessons, and Growing Up Ethnic in America (Penguin/Putnam) and Italian-American Writers on New Jersey (Rutgers).