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Paul Mariani

professor, English, BC

Paul Mariani is an American poet and a professor at Boston College, who was born in New York City in 1940. He grew up on Long Island, the eldest of seven children. His published work includes biographies on the confessional poets; Robert Lowell, John Berryman, William Carlos Williams, and, most recently, on the poet Hart Crane. He has also published six books of poetry: *Timing Devices*, *Crossing Cocytus*, *Prime Mover*, *Salvage Operations: New and Selected Poems*, *The Great Wheel*, and *Deaths & Transfigurations*. His latest book is a biography of Gerard Manley Hopkins (2008). He has been honored with fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Foundation for the Humanities.