Jacob Victorine is a designer, writer, educator, multi-disciplinary artist, and co-founder of the responsibly made, gender-neutral clothing line ALL WE REMEMBER. Born and raised in New York City, he earned an AAS in Menswear Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007, a BA in English Literature from Brooklyn College in 2009, and an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from Columbia College Chicago in 2013, where he is currently a Practitioner in Residence in the Fashion Studies Department. 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. As a fashion writer, Jacob has published articles for GRAILED's "Dry Clean Only," Heroine's "The Editorial," and produced content for high-end boutiques such as Notre and MEYVN. As a literary reviewer and critic, he has written essays for Publishers Weekly and Poets' Quarterly and served as a Book Reviewer for Muzzle Magazine for five years. 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.Jacob currently lives in Chicago with his wife, Sarah, and their cats, Gilgamesh and Sita. His first book, FLAMMABLE MATTER, was published by Elixir Press in 2016. His second manuscript, Dear Anne, Dear Sarah, Dear Melita was a semifinalist for the 2016 Fordham University Press POL Prizes.
A.A.S., Menswear Fashion Institute of Technology 2007
B.A., English City University of New York Brooklyn College 2009
M.F.A., Creative Writing-Poetry Columbia College Chicago 2013