William DeGenaro is on sabbatical in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, writing and teaching and also spending time traveling in the Middle East. He is associate professor at the University of Michigan Dearborn where he directs the Writing Program and teaches first-year writing and creative writing classes. His poems and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Limestone, College English, and elsewhere. During academic year 2010-2011 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Lebanon.
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