Teacher, writer. Born– August 25, 1946, in Bayside, Queens, New York City. Parents– Charles Vincent and Patricia (Pelletier) Ghigna. Married–Debra Holmes, August 2, 1975.¬† Children–one.¬†Education– Attended Edison Community College, 1964-1966; Florida Atlantic University, B.A., 1968; M.A., 1969; University of South Florida; Florida State University.¬† Taught high school English, Ft. Myers, Fl., 1968-1973; Edison Community College, 1973-74; Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1974-1993. Free-lance writer after 1993. Editor of English Journal, 1974; creator, director, and performer in “Cabbages and Kings,” television series for Alabama Educational Television, 1976.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 77.


Circus. Birmingham, Ala.; Creekwood Press, 1979.

Cockroach (one act play). S.l.; Contemporary Drama Service, 1977.

Plastic Tears. Philadelphia; Dorrance, 1973.

Stables; the Story of Christmas; Poems and Prints. Birmingham, Ala.; Creekwood Press, 1975.


Feathers and Steel; the Birmingham Student Poets. Birmingham Student Poets. S.l.; s.n., 19–.