Billy Collins with Maria Gillan after his writing workshop and Paterson Poetry Prize reading in 2015.
Mark Doty and Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Mark Doty and Aimee Nezhukumatathil at a reading in 2012 following writing workshops that they led.
2013 Paterson Poetry Prize reading - April 5, 2014
From left (finalists) Joseph Millar, Aaron Smith, and Melinda Palacio, Maria Gillan and (winner) Richard Blanco.
2016 Allen Ginsberg winners and finalists at the February 4, 2017 reading and awards ceremony
Major Jackson and Jan Beatty with founder/executive director of the Poetry Center, Maria Mazziotti Gillan
May 6, 2017
Richard Blanco, the 2013 Inaugural Poet
at the Poetry Center on March 4, 2017
Marie Howe at the Distinguished Poets Reading for March 2017
Mark Doty, winner of the 2016 Paterson Poetry Prize
April 1, 2017
2016 Paterson Poetry Prize Reading
2016 Paterson Poetry Prize winner, Mark Doty (2nd from left) and finalists, Adele Kenny, Vivian Shipley, Patricia Spears Jones, and Richard Michelson, with founder/ executive director of the Poetry Center, Maria Mazziotti Gillan (center) at a reading and awards ceremony held on April 1, 2017.
Patricia Smith reading
"Celebrating the Poetic Legacy of Whitman, Williams and Ginsberg" - a free conference and festival - June 3, 2017
Li-Young Lee, Maria Gillan, Patricia Smith
June 3, 2017 - literary festival held at the Poetry Center
Li-Young Lee reads to a standing-room-only crowd at the June 2017 literary festival, held by the Poetry Center at PCCC in the Hamilton Club building.
Award-winning poet, Patricia Smith, performs her electric poetry at PCCC’s Hamilton Club, home of the Poetry Center. Smith was a featured reader at the June 2017, at a literary festival that celebrated the poetic legacy of Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and Allen Ginsberg.
An American Studies Curriculum in an Italian University Panel
Sabrina Vellucci, Elisabetta Marino and Maria Anita Stefanelli, all of the Universita di Roma, Italy conducted a panel at the Poetry Center’s 2017 literary festival at PCCC.