Alberto O. Cappas

Poet

295 Maryland Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
Phone: 
646-248-2302

Author's Bio

My work is a reflection of my growth and journey in the United States, growing up Puerto Rican, non-English speaker, transformed into an Americanized and productive citizen of this capitalist system, developing values and standards as weapons to defeat ignorance in this society.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
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: 

Educator's Award; Hispanic Cultural Award, Langton Hughs Award, Buffalo Schools, and NYC HRA.

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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Yauco, PR
Puerto Rico
Raised in: 
New York City, NY
New York
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Last update: Jun 11, 2019