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Antonio Vallone is an associate professor of English as well as coordinator of English and of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences bachelor’s degree program (LASCC) at Penn State DuBois.  He also serves as coordinator of LAS Program for the fourteen campuses of the University College.  

He attended Monroe Community College (AS in business administration), the State University of New York at Brockport (bachelor’s degree in English, summa cum laude, and MA in English with a creative thesis), Purdue University (doctoral course work in rhetoric and composition) and Indiana University (MFA in creative writing and contemporary literature).

He is the editor of Pennsylvania English, the journal of the Pennsylvania College English Association, and the president/publisher of MAMMOTH books, a non-profit literary publishing company that he began.

He is the author of several collections of poems, The Blackbirds’ Applause, Grass Saxophones, Chinese Bats, and Golden Carp.  Two more collections are forthcoming, American Zen and Blackberry Alleys:  Collected Poems.  At present, he is working on a new collection of poems, tentatively titled The Death of Nostalgia and on a poetry/art project with the artist Michael Fels of Elon University.  His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in several anthologies and in literary journals in America and England.

In addition, he has read his poems, given talks on editing and publishing, and conducted writing workshops at colleges and universities, conferences, and other venues across the country. The State University of New York at Brockport has videotaped an interview with him for their Writers’ Forum Series.  Niagara County Community College and Youngstown State University have videotaped his reading and discussing poetry.