Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Biography of Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is an American poet.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan was born March 12, 1940 in an Italian enclave in Paterson, New Jersey's Riverside neighborhood.
She attended Paterson public schools and is a graduate of Eastside High School.
She graduated from Seton Hall University and from New York University with an MA In Literature. She enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Drew University from 1977-1980.She married Dennis Gillan; they have two children, John and Jennifer, and two grandchildren, Caroline and Jackson.
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, and is the Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan Poems
My Daughter At 14, Christmas Dance, 1981
Panic in your face, you write questions to ask him. When he arrives, you are serene, your fear
I Dream of my Grandmother And Great-Gran...
I imagine them walking down rocky paths toward me, strong, Italian women returning at dusk from fields where they worked all day