William Allegrezza received a B.A. in English and foreign languages from the University of Dallas, and an M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, both from Louisiana State University. Allegrezza teaches creative writing, professional writing, composition, and literature classes at Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest). He began his teaching career at IU Northwest as a lecturer in English in 2006. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2009, assistant professor in 2013, associate professor in 2014, chairperson of the Department of English in 2017, and full professor in 2019.
His primary interest is in contemporary poetry in the Americas. He has published fourteen books. Ten were books of poetry, such as Fragile Replacements, Collective Instance, and Temporal Nomads. Three were poetry anthologies, like The Alteration of Silence: Recent Chilean Poetry and La Alteración del Silencio: Poesía Norteamericana Reciente. One was an edited collection of scholarly essays: The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein. His poetry, reviews, and translations have been published in many countries as well as translated into Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese.
Allegrezza earned the IU Trustees’ Teaching Award during the 2017-2018 school year. In 2020, he was awarded Indiana University's Bicentennial Medal in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the university.