Jacob Victorine

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Chicago, IL

Author's Bio

Jacob Victorine was born and raised in New York City. He earned his MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches a class on performance poetry. His poems appear in places such as Columbia Poetry Review, Vinyl Poetry, Matter, DIALOGIST, Phantom Books, and PANK, which nominated him for a Pushcart Prize in 2013. He has published essays in Publishers Weekly and Poets Quarterly and serves as a Book Reviewer for Publishers Weekly and Muzzle Magazine. As a competitive slam poet, he has twice been a Grand Slam Finalist at the Mental Graffiti slam in Chicago and was a member of the 2011 Jersey City National Poetry Slam Team. He currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and their cats, Gilgamesh and Sita. Flammable Matter (Elixir Press, 2016) is his first book.

Publications & Prizes


-gape-seed- (Uphook Press, 2011)
Hell Strung and Crooked, (Uphook Press, 2010)
Flammable Matter (Elixir Press, 2016)
Columbia Poetry Review
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Phantom Limb
The Bakery

Spoken Word

22nd Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards (2015)
Jersey City Grand Slam (2011)
NPS Bout 18 at the Democracy Center (2011)
Intangible Slam Semifinal at Port 41 (2009)
21st Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards ()
Mental Graffiti Grand Slam at Cole's Bar ()
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15th Annual Elixir Press Editor’s Prize, 2015

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Last update: Mar 29, 2016