William Allegrezza received a BA. in English and Foreign Languages from the University of Dallas, a M.A. in English and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, both from Louisiana State University.
Allegrezza teaches creative writing, professional writing, composition, and literature classes at Indiana University Northwest. 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.
Allegrzza's poetry, reviews, and translations have been published in many countries as well as translated into Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese. In 2020, he was awarded Indiana University's Bicentennial Medal in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the university.