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Name:  William Allegrezza  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: Jackson, Mississippi


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Allegrezza lived in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

William Allegrezza grew up in Mississippi. He has lived in Texas, Louisiana, Chicago and now lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He teaches at Indiana University Northwest. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Dallas and a M.A. in English and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Louisiana State University. Currenlty, Willian edits the e-zine ''Moria''and is the editor-in-chief of ''Cracked Slab Books''. He also curates a reading series, ''series A'', at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago.Allegrezza's interests include: contemporary poetry as well as American, Italian, and Greek literature. He also enjoys hiking, sailing, poetry, teaching, and music.

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