Eugene Melino lives and writes in New York City.  His poems have appeared in Contemporary Ghazals,  Blue Lake Review, Burningword Literary Journal and Grape Press.  He attended the Writers Studio, an independent creative writing school founded by the poet Philip Schultz.  In his final two years, he was a member of Phil’s master class.  He earned his graduate and undergraduate degrees at New York University, where he majored in English education and also studied journalism, filmmaking and art history.  For many years, he worked as a corporate writer.  These days, he devotes his writing efforts entirely to poetry, fiction and his blog,www.americanghazal.com.