Dr. Diomede' undergraduate degree(B.A. English) is from Fordham University where he received a track athletic scholarship. He has two masters degree from Fordham (M.S. Education/English) and Long Island University (M.A. English). His Ph.D. in English is from St. Louis University. His revised Ph.D. dissertation on an Italian-American was published by Bucknell University Press: Pietro DiDonato, The Master Builder. Two chapters from this book have recently been reprinted in Twentieth Century Literature Criticism(TCLC) and reproduced in Literature Resource Center(LRC). His poetry book manuscript was recommended by John Ashbery as an Award-Finalist in the Virginia Commonwealth University Contemporary Series. He has published over 100 poems, prose, and fiction and has received several writing awards. He is listed in A Directory of American Poets. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for six years. He believes that the way to become a good writer is to read as much as you can.