20th Century American Literature, Poetry & Poetics, Modernism & Postmodernism, Creative Writing–Poetry


PhD     University of Miami

MFA    University of Miami

BA        Stetson University

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Attending the 50th Anniversary Italian American Studies Association Conference, “Faith, (Ir)reverence, and the Italian Diaspora: Fifty Years of Italian American Studies” Thursday, November 2 through Saturday, November 4 2017 in Washington, DC


“Teaching The Godfather Films”

  • Presenter: Benjamin Lawton, Purdue University

  • Respondent: Ryan Calabretta-Sadjer, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

  • Respondent: Alan J. Gravano, Rocky Mountain University

Attending the 2018 MLA Convention in NYC from January 4 through 6.

Teaching Italian American Poets & Filmmakers from January 8 through 18, 2018 at the University of Calabria (Universita della Calabria) to students in the Cultura e Letteratura Italiana Americana (CLIA) graduate program



Italian American Studies Association (2007-Present)

  • President (2015-Present)

  • Secretary (2010-2014)

The Academy of American Poets

  • (2002-Present)

Alan J. Gravano

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