Maria Mazzioti Gillan to appear at Binghamton’s River Read Books on Thursday, March 27!


Featuring Maria Mazziotti Gillan

RiverRead Bookstore │ 5 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, 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). She is the founder/executive director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, Review. She is also director of the Binghamton Center for Writers and the creative writing program, and professor of poetry at Binghamton University‐SUNY. She has published 18 books, including: What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980‐2009 (Guernica Editions, 2010), The Place I Call Home (NYQ Books, 2012), The Silence in an Empty House (NYQ Books, 2013), Ancestors’ Song (Bordighera Press, 2013), and Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories (MiroLand, Guernica, 2013). With her daughter Jennifer, she is coeditor of four anthologies. Visit her website at