Mr. Ralph Adamo

Associate Professor of English, Editor, Xavier Review
M.F.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Specialties: Composition, Creative Writing, Poetry
A native New Orleanian, Mr. Ralph Adamo earned his MFA from the writer's workshop at the University of Arkansas. He has published six collections of poetry, most recently the new and selected volume, Waterblind. He received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in Creative Writing in 2003, a Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Artist Grant in 1998, and the first Marble Faun award in poetry from the Faulkner Society in 1997. In 2006, the Open Society Institute awarded him a Katrina Media Fellowshiop to pursue investigative journalism on the state of public education in the city. He has taught creative writing at Tulane, LSU and Loyola (where he also edited New Orleans Review for five years), as well as journalism at UNO. He and his wife Kay two have children, Jack and Lily, who attend Lusher school.

Mr. Adamo may be contacted at: (504) 520-5245 or by e-mail at radamo@xula.edu.

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