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General Information

Name:  Michael David Madonick  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: in New York City, New


Illinois Connection

Madonick is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois. He is the Director of the Creative Writing department. He currently resides in Urbana, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Madonick was born and raised in New York City and received a BA and MBA from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. After several years in commercial real estate development, he returned to college and received an MFA from the University of Oregon. Currently, Madonick is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where he is the Director of Creative Writing. He is also the Poetry Editor of ''Ninth Letter''. Madonick's work has appeared in a variety of literary journals including ''Boulevard'', ''American Literary Review'', ''New England Review'', ''Epoch'', ''Chicago Review'', ''Southern Humanities Review'', ''Cimarron Review'', ''Black Warrior Review'', ''Florida Review'', ''Tar River Poetry'', ''Cream City Review'', ''Mid-American Review'', ''Hayden's Ferry Review'', and many others. His collection of poetry, ''Waking the Deaf Dog'', was published by Avocet Press in 2000.

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-- Madonick is a recipient of the Academy of American Poets' Prize, the New Jersey Council on the Arts Distinguished Artist Award, an Illinois Arts Council Grant, and an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award.