Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Things My Mother Told Me (Essential Poets Series 95) (Essential Poets Series 95)” as Want to Read:
Things My Mother Told Me (Essential Poets Series 95) (Essential Poets Series 95)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  1 review
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.
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

Be the first to ask a question about Things My Mother Told Me (Essential Poets Series 95)

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-14 of 14)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Annie Rachele
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.
Laura Mckeon
Laura Mckeon marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2014
Maura Badji
Maura Badji marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2014
Breena
Breena added it
Feb 28, 2014
Ashley
Ashley marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2012
Steven
Steven added it
Mar 05, 2008
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
60331
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
...more
More about Maria Mazziotti Gillan...
Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry Growing Up Ethnic in America: Contemporary Fiction About Learning to Be American Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories Italian Women in Black Dresses Identity Lessons: Contemporary Writing About Learning to Be American

Share This Book