Paul Mariani

Paul Mariani is an American poet born in 1940 in New York City. Currently, he is a professor at Boston College. He has lectured throughout the United States and published more than 200 essays. He has also authored 20 books, including biographies of well-known poets like Wallace Stevens and Gerard Manley Hopkins. His poetry collections include Deaths & Transfigurations: Poems and All That Will Be New: Poems. 

Quid Pro Quo

‘Quid Pro Quo’ by Paul Mariani is a confessional poem that narrates a speaker’s anger and frustration at God subsequent to his wife’s second miscarriage.

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