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Dr. Louis Gallo
Professor Gallo's teaching interests include creative writing and modern and contemporary literature. His stories, poems and essays have appeared in journals such as Glimmer Train, Greensboro Review, Missouri Review, New Orleans Review, Loyola Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Baltimore Review, The MacGuffin, Modern Poetry Studies, American Literary Review, Critique, Mississippi Review, Thema, Green Hills Review, Italian Americana, Louisiana Literature and many others. Recent publications include a third story, "Mashed Potatoes," in Glimmer Train and a poem in Rattle. From Oct 2008 to August 2009 Dr. Gallo has published over 64 separate poems, stories and essays in both print and net journals, including The Southern Quarterly, Flash, Oregon Literary Review, Bartleby-Snopes, Raving Dove, Segue, Contemporary American Voices, Poetrymagazine, Tampa Review, Babel Fruit, Mused, Skyline Review, Portland Review, Thema, Houston Literary Review, Paradigm, The Vocabulary Review, Tipton Poetry Review, Poetry Midwest and many others. Two poetry chapbooks, THE TRUTH CHANGES and THE FASCINATION OF ABOMINATION, are scheduled for release in early 2010. Dr. Gallo has won first prize for fiction entries in Greensboro Review and Italian Americana; one of his stories will be reprinted in an anthology of southern literature from LSU Press in 2005. He once won the NEA South Carolina Arts Commission Individual Artist's award. Another story was reprinted in The Bench Press anthology. Dr. Gallo is former editor of The Barataria Review, a literary magazine that published some of the earliest work Julia Alvarez and Ellen Gilchrist; a former editor of Books: A New Orleans Review; and a contributing editor of The Pushcart Press. Dr. Gallo's personal interviews with William Burroughs, Walker Percy, James Purdy, Susan Sontag, Miller Williams and others have been published in varied newspapers. He has read his fiction and poetry at Spoleto, Stephens College, University of Missouri, New Orleans University, Barnes & Noble, Radford University, Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman University), McNeese State University and many others. He founded the Mardi Gras Poetry Readings in New Orleans, which still thrive now as The Maple Leaf Readings. He has served as an editorial consultant for Houghton-Mifflin, Longman and Prentice-Hall. He has served on academic panels at the MLA, the AWP Writer's Conference, the Winthrop College Writers Conference and others. Dr. Gallo received his BA from Tulane University, his MA from Louisiana State University and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.
Other interests include book-selling and appraisal, antiques and collectibles, editing manuscripts, the study of the history of consciousness (via Neumann, Wilber, Jung, Jaynes, Eliade and others), shamanism and visionary experiences.