Poetry. African & African American Studies. "STAND MUTE brings to the forefront things hidden and unsaid from abuse that often gets muffled and discarded. The poet is brave but the poems are braver. These confessions will break your heart, but in the breaking, there is rebuilding—for empathy, for human compassion, and for reshaping what we think we know of men. Victor Alcindor's poems shatter the false narrative of masculinity. These poems scream 'we have to do better.' Kids are cruel but humanity can be crueler. Sure, these are initiation and coming-of-age stories, but more importantly, these poems are baptismal and, if you listen carefully, you cannot emerge from this book unchanged. We often read blurbs with words like 'necessity' and 'must read' and they are actually not, but STAND MUTE is the real deal." —Randall Horton
Victor Alcindor is an American poet of Haitian descent. His first poetry collection is STAND MUTE (Get Fresh Books LLC, 2018). His poems have appeared in HIV Here & Now Anthology, Lunch Ticket, Insanity's Horse Literary Magazine, The November 3rd Club, and elsewhere. When he is not writing poems, Victor serves as an English teacher at West Orange High School in New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate studies in English and Elementary Education at The College of New Jersey. In addition, he holds a master's degree in criminology from Rutgers University and a doctorate of arts and letters from Drew University.
Author City: WEST ORANGE, NJ USA