Poet Gillian recieved the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America in recognition of a body of work at mid-career, at the National Arts Club in Grammery Park on March 29, 2017. Molotov Editions is the proud publisher of her recent translation of Tzara's Dada Manifesto, On Feeble Love & Bitter Love, done in limited first edition of 120 copies, signed and numbered. Gillian is a poet, translator and edtitor, author of 7 books of poety, including Peace (LA Times Book Finalist), The Plot Genie, Beckon, and Tall Stranger; translator of Michaux's 1000 Times Breaking, from City Lights; and long time editor of Volt; A Magazine of the Arts.
She is pictured above, left, at the ceremony, along with Susan Howe--winner of the prestigious Frost Medal for lifetime achievement in poetry. Also shown (below) are Monica Youn, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award, and Jericho Brown, who won the Lyric Poetry Award.
Others here include friends and poets Dale Going, Katie Lederer, Elena Rivera: visual artist Hawley Hussey; crime novelist Domenic Stansberry, and Molotov Collaborator and Assistant Editor Gillis Flavia Stansberry.
Also, from the night before, Yusef Komunyakka, past Shelley Memorial Award winner, with Gillian at the Zinc Bar near NYU.