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General Information

Name:  Larry Janowski  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Larry Jasnkowski was born, raised and still lives in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janowski is the son of a South Side used car dealer. His roots are deep in Chicago, where he was born. Janowski's professional writing career began in journalism. He holds an MFA in fiction from Vermont College, a BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an MA in theology from Aquinas Institute, St. Louis. He joined the Franciscans in 1968, and was ordained in 1973, his ministerial work in communications and education.

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