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Things My Mother Told Me (Essential Poets Series 95) (Essential Poets Series 95)

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Maria Mazziotti Gillan's Things My Mother Told Me is luminous, feisty, heart breaking, and fiercely honest, often all in the space of a single poem. Her voice has the vigor and industrial-strength grit of Grace Paley's, and there is genuine wisdom here, an intelligence born of direct experience. These poems are a breath of fresh air in contrast to the fetid self obsession ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published October 4th 1999 by Guernica Editions Inc.
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Nov 02, 2014 Annie Rachele rated it it was amazing
I open any page, I read, and want to cry. From a mother's stiff housedress to her hands working a dough, from insights into the "snaps and hooks" of bras, to laundry in the sun..
these poems hold worlds.

I am forever grateful for these poems.
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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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