Paul Mariani

63 Main Street
Montague, MA 01351

Author's Bio

Paul Mariani is a poet, biographer, critic, essayist, memoirist, and teacher. He has published eighteen books, including seven volumes of poetry and six biographies of poets, most recently The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens (Simon & Schuster, 2016).

Publications and Prizes

Deaths & Transfigurations: Poems
(Paraclete Press, 2005)
, Epitaphs for the Journey: New, Selected, and Revised Poems
(Cascade Books, 2012)
, Salvage Operations: New & Selected Poems
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1990)
, The Great Wheel
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1996)
America, Image, Poetry
Prizes Won: 
Dictionary of International Biography: International Authors and Writers Who’s Who; 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th editions; Contemporary Authors; Marquis’ Who’s Who in the East; Marquis’ Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors & Poets; 1995, 2002, Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World; Dictionary of Literary Biography; International Who's Who in Poetry and Poets' Encyclopedia, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Editions; Distinguished University Professor at the U. of Massachusetts/Amherst, Chair in English at Boston College; John Ciardi Lifetime Award for Poetry, 2009; Guggenheim Award; NEH Award; NEA Award.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Kid by Ron Hansen
The Brazen Age by David Reid
Light by Bruce Watson

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New York, United States
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New York, NY, United States
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Last updated: Apr 06, 2016