MFA in Poetry, MA and PHD in English from University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida
Alan J. Gravano has an MFA in Poetry and an M.A. and Ph. D. in English from the University of Miami, Florida. His poems have appeared in many journals, including Review Americana: A Literary Journal, Gulf Stream: South Florida's Literary Current, Ellipsis, and Voices in Italian Americana. He has completed co-editing Southern Exposures: Locations and Relocations of Italian Culture, Selected Essays from the 42nd Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association (forthcoming 2012) and is the co-editor for Italian American Body Politics: Private Lives and Public Sphere, Selected Essays from the 44th Annual Conference of the Italian American Studies Association. He has published two essays on Don DeLillo most recently "New York in Don DeLillo's Novels" and is editor of the academic journal, Italian Americana.