Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Gillan Mazziotti Maria is one of the most accomplished Italian American poets in the US. She is the Founder/ Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, editor of the Paterson Literary Review, a Bartle Professor at Binghamton University SUNY and Professor Emerita of English and creative writing. She has published 23 books, including What Blooms in Winter (NYQ Books, 2016) and Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets (Cat in the Sun Books, 2014). She led the Master workshop in the Italian Diaspora Studies Writing Seminar 2019, entitled The Power of the Past: Writing Poetry to Save Your Life. She is also a painter: https://www.