Publisher’s description: The Paterson Literary Review (PLR), edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan since 1979, is huge in every sense of the word... an anthology of poets and fiction writers both famous and unknown. Brimming with energy and vitality, PLR publishes real work for real people. Sponsors Allen Ginsberg Awards. We have published poets such as Allen Ginsberg, Philip Levine, Galway Kinnell, William Stafford, Ruth Stone, Sonia Sanchez, Laura Boss, Marge Piercy, David Ray, and Diane di Prima.
The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College—unique for the number, variety and excellence of the services it offers and its connections with an inner-city, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community—has been accorded international recognition for many of its activities, including the Paterson Literary Review, Distinguished Poets Series, Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, Paterson Poetry Prize, Paterson Fiction Prize, Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, cable TV show POETRYWORKS/USA, New Jersey Poetry Calendar and New Jersey Poetry Resource Book. It is one of the most active poetry centers in the region, and possibly the country, reaching 75,000-80,000 people annually and earning a reputation for presenting high-quality programs, drawing upon a vast network of professional poets.