On Tuesday April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Jenks 237, the Princemere Writers Series and Gordon College Department of English will sponsor a literary event hosting professor and poet Paul Mariani. To coincide with Mariani’s presentation, there will be a book collection for, Harborlight Community Partners, will be collecting book donations to help support lower income elders who are unable to afford housing.

Professor at Boston College, Mariani will be reading his own poetry, including Death & Transfigurations. Mariani is not only a professor and poet, but also an essayist and biographer who has received prestigious awards such as the Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, two National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, and the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.