Mr. Ralph Adamo

Associate Professor of English, Editor, Xavier Review
M.F.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Specialties: Composition, Creative Writing, Poetry
A native New Orleanian, Mr. Ralph Adamo earned his MFA from the writer's workshop at the University of Arkansas, and is editor of Xavier Review. He has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Ever: Poems 2000-2014, and the new and selected volume, Waterblind (2002).He received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in Creative Writing in 2003, a Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Artist Grant in 1998, and the first Marble Faun award in poetry from the Faulkner Society in 1997. Recent reviews of his work can be found in The Hollins Critic (April 2015), Rain Taxi (August 2015) and in Today's Book of Poetry. In 2006, the Open Society Institute awarded him a Katrina Media Fellowshiop to pursue investigative journalism on the state of public education in the city. Before coming to Xavier, where he has encountered amazing students and brilliant colleagues, he taught creative writing at Tulane, LSU and Loyola (where he also edited New Orleans Review for five years), as well as journalism at UNO. He and his wife Kay two have children, Jack and Lily, who attend Lusher school.

Mr. Adamo may be contacted at: (504) 520-5245 or by e-mail at