Alert to the Sacredness of Life: A Celebration of Paul Mariani's Works
Original Exhibit Fall 2005
Alert to the Sacredness of Life: A Celebration of Paul Mariani's Works marks the acquisition by the Burns Library of the papers of Paul Mariani, a widely acclaimed poet and professor of English at Boston College. He is a Catholic poet, and religious themes are present in all of his works. The exhibit includes books, manuscripts, correspondence, posters, illustrations and other materials showing Mariani as a poet, a poetry editor, a biographer of poets, a memoirist, a lyricist and a correspondent (by hand and by email). The opening of the exhibit coincided with the launch of Mariani's new book of poems, Deaths and Transfigurations, which is illustrated by Barry Moser. Parts of the exhibit reflect the long collaboration between Mariani and Barry Moser.
For Further Study: The Burns Library holds an extensive collection of Paul Mariani's personal papers. In addition, both the Burns Library and O'Neill Library house various publications of the poet. Consult one of the library staff for more information.