Dodici Azpadu

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American novelist

Why Is Dodici Azpadu Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Dodici Azpadu is one of the few American novelists writing from a distinctly Sicilian-American and lesbian perspective. She has also published several volumes of poetry. Biography Azpadu was born in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, in the 1940s. Her family emigrated from the Kalsa, an "Arab ghetto" in Palermo. She earned a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College in New York, a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she studied with José Donoso, and a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature at Pacific Western University. She has taught at Gannon College, The University of New Mexico's Honors College, and Central New Mexico Community College. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she teaches creative writing.

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