Alberto O. Cappas


Buffalo, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

My work is a reflection of my growth and journey in the universe. A taino growing up Puerto Rican, non-English speaker, transformed into an Americanized human product, a productive citizen of our present capitalist system. I found it necessary to create words to use as a weapon to address and defeat ignorance.  

Publications & Prizes

To Think is to Grow, Quotes to provoke the Mind, Recapturing the ability to Think (Don Pedro Enterprises, 2017)
Never too late to make a U-Turn: An Educational Pledge & 15 Questions..... (Lulu Press, 2006)
Dona Julia & Other Selected Poems (1st Books, 2002)
Prizes won: 

Received awards in appreciation and recognition of my writing; some of the awards were by: Syracuse Hispanic Agency, Black & Puerto Rican Caucus, and the Poet & Educator's Award, by NYC Human Resources Administration. 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Pedro Pietri and Victor Hernandez-Cruz
What I'm reading now: 
She's Not My Mother-in-Law, She's My Husband's Mother by Rebecca Miller Pringle, Hey Yo! Yo Soy! by Jesus Papoleto Melendez, New York Christmas Tales by Manuel A. Melendez, Puerto Rico City, A Novel by David R. Martin, Cracking The Code of Modern Manhood: Man Up by Carlos Andres Gomez, Beautiful Disasters, Times within Space by Juan Carreras

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Puerto Rican
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Puerto Rico
Raised in: 
New York City, NY
New York
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Last update: Dec 19, 2021