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Italian Women in Black Dresses

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This collection reads like a memoir, detailing the life of a family across generations and giving us a moving and haunting portrait of the Italian mother who is the centre around which this family revolves. The mother's stories and words shape the lives of her daughter and granddaughter, but this book is about much more than ethnicity. Gillan's work succeeds in transcendin ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published January 6th 2003 by Guernica Editions (first published November 29th 2002)
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Triggers many memories. Often sad, and moving.

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43... In the Stacks at the Paterson Public Library
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63... So Many Secrets
93... Sometimes I Forget That You're Dead
142... Learning How to Love Myself
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Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of 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). Her latest book is What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009 (Guernica Editions, 2010).

She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College
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