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. Over the years, 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 is unique for the number, variety and excellence of the services it offers and its connections with an inner-city, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community. The Center has also been recognized for many of its activities, including the Paterson Literary Review, Distinguished Poets Series, Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, Paterson Poetry Prize, Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 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 thousands of people annually and earning a reputation for presenting high-quality programs, drawing upon a vast network of professional poets.