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Name:  Albert DeGenova  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry



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DeGenova grew up in Chicago and now lives in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Albert DeGenova is a poet, editor/publisher, teacher, and blues saxophonist. From 1978-1980 he was an editor of the ''Oyez Review'' (published by Roosevelt University); in June of 2000 he launched the literary/arts journal ''After Hours'', for which he continues as publisher and editor. DeGenova is also half of the performance poetry duo AvantRetro which appears throughout the greater Chicago/Midwest area.DeGenova has published two poetry chapbooks - ''A Tender Spot'' and ''Postcards to Jack''. His latest book, ''A Good Hammer'', will be published by Timberline Press in 2014. He hosts reading events for ''After Hours'' and co-hosts with Nina Corwin the long-standing second-Monday-of-the-month ''Molly Malone’s Reading Series and Open Mic'' in Forest Park, Illinois.DeGenova received his MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and is currently an adjunct professor at Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois. He’s also worked as a journalist and has served as a contributing editor to ''Down Beat'' magazine.

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