Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Founder & Editor of the Paterson Literary Review at the Great Falls in Paterson (Photo: Mark Hillringhouse)

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Founder & Editor of the Paterson Literary Review at the Great Falls in Paterson (Photo: Mark Hillringhouse)

 

Founded in 1979 by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, the Paterson Literary Review began as a mimeographed publication and, in the more than three decades since, it has become one of the most well-respected resources for poetry in the country. 

The journal has published many poets, including Allen Ginsberg, William Stafford, Ruth Stone, Sonia Sanchez, Jan Beatty, Laura Boss, Marge Piercy, Martín Espada, David Ray, and Diane di Prima.

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Paterson Literary Review

The 2018 Issue #46 of the Paterson Literary Review features poetry, fiction, essays, memoir and reviews by Marge Piercy, Jan Beatty, Daniel Donaghy, Dante Di Stefano, Yehoshua November, Lyn Lifshin, Joe Weil, Laura Boss, Linda Hillringhouse and others, and includes all the winning and honorable mention poems for the 2017 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards.

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Submissions

Submissions for issue #47 (2018-2019) of the Paterson Literary Review will be accepted June 1 - Sept. 30, 2018. The deadline for submissions for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards was Feb. 1, 2018.

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The Poetry Center sponsors three literary contests and hosts the Distinguished Poets Reading Series
and poetry writing workshops.

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