John Vincent Palozzi was born in Rochester, New York, in 1948. In 1972 he moved to Lake Worth, FL., where he still lives. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with a B.A. in Psychology and a certificate to teach High School English.
He wrote his first poems at age thirteen upon entering high school and had several published in the literary magazine. At UB John was a frequent poet at readings and coffee houses.
He studied poetry at UB and has a minor in Literature. After coming to Florida, he continued writing, eventually becoming the President of the Poets of the Palm Beaches. He served as President for seventeen years, from 1989 to 2006. He also taught many poetry classes as part of the Adult Education Program in several Palm Beach County public schools, and privately at many places throughout Palm Beach County. He has had several poems win awards throughout the years from various organizations, including the National Federation of State Poetry Associations. He has recently published books of poems, photographs and collage.
Mr. Palozzi has been taking photographs for the past forty years, and also does collage art, digital painting and mixed media. He is a founding member of Artists of Palm Beach County, serving on its Board of Directors from 2006 to 2010, and was also the Gallery Manager of the APBC Art on Park Gallery.