Dennis Formento is the author of Cineplex (Paper Press). He is one of the New Orleans co-ordinators of 100,000 Poets for Change and attended the movement’s first world conference in Salerno, Italy, June 2015. Published recently in Lummox Anthology,Maple Leaf Rag, 2 Bridges Review and the website, Water Water Everywhere. Several of his poems have been featured in public “poetry boxes” in southeast Louisiana, curated by St. Tammany Parish Poetry on the Street and also in Slidell, Louisiana by Juneau Gallery.
He was a student of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Amiri Baraka and Diane di Prima at Naropa Institute (now Naropa University) in Boulder, Colorado.