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 & Prizes

Epitaphs for the Journey: New, Selected, and Revised Poems (Cascade Books, 2012)
Deaths & Transfigurations: Poems (Paraclete Press, 2005)
The Great Wheel (W. W. Norton & Company, 1996)
Salvage Operations: New & Selected Poems (W. W. Norton & Company, 1990)
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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
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New York, NY
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Last update: Apr 06, 2016