Be a Friend of the Poetry Center with a Donation

Since 1980, the Poetry Center has been presenting high quality programming — the Distinguished Poets Series, Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards and book prizes, Paterson Literary Review, and New Jersey Poetry Calendar — and it continues to receive citations of excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  

To continue to expand our work on behalf of poetry, we need your support. Please consider giving a monetary gift to the Poetry Center.  No matter how big or small, we are deeply appreciative of any donation you can give.  

To make a donation, make your check payable to "PCCC," and mail to The Poetry Center, Passaic County Community College, One College Blvd., Paterson, NJ  07505. Please include your name, address, phone number and email.

With gratitude and blessings,
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Executive Director


Here is what people are saying about the Poetry Center…

I believe that Maria Gillan and The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College provide some of the best opportunities for the region’s poets to ply their craft and express their creativity.
Maria and the Poetry Center are the jewels of Paterson…an invaluable resource for writers and those who love poetry.
The Poetry Center is one of the stars in the constellation of fine poetry and art. It’s one of the best places to write and share poetry.
People from the region are drawn to the Center to hear readings and take workshops with nationally and internationally-known writers.