B.A., University of Bridgeport; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton
Dr. Michael Colonnese holds an endowed professorship, the McLean Chair in English. He serves as the Managing Editor of Longleaf Press and directs the Creative Writing Program. He is the author of a mystery novel, Sex and Death, I Suppose (Oak Tree Press, 2011) and two poetry collections, Temporary Agency (The Ledge Press, 2008) and Double Feature (Big Pencil Press, 2015). All three books were selected as winners of National Competitions. Sex and Death, I Suppose won the Dark Oak Novel Contest; Temporary Agency won the Ledge Poetry Award, and Double Feature won the 2014 Gell Poetry Prize from Writers and Books. He also publishes his short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, and essays in literary journals and magazines.