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Maria Gillan: Courage And Honesty

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Guernica author Maria Mazziotti Gillan‘s What We Pass On: Collected Poems: 1980-2009 is the featured review in The Montserrat Review:

“Thirty years is encountered within this book – the young wife, mother, daughter, lover – the fervent countenance of one who will not back off from the consequences of every situation, domestic or professional, who says I have to go there to make sense of it; to make human complications a demilitarized zone, to loose a burst of brilliance and language over what would otherwise be our flinty daily lives. Each poem says: ‘How do I understand this? Let me pass through the hurt and the love because poetry takes us beyond being lonely.’ You will admire – in this book – the girl she must have been becoming the poet you’ll find here.”

Having recently returned from readings in Italy, Maria is preparing for a series of readings in the Fall: with fellow poet Diane di Prima at Bird & Beckett Bookstore, San Francisco, September 13, 7 pm; and at the Petaluma Poetry Walk, The Apple Box, Petaluma, California, on Sept. 19, starting at 3 pm.

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Canada, USA: University of Toronto Press Distribution (800-565-9523)
Europe: Gazelle Book Services (0-152-46-87-65)

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