Jerry Alexandre was born on January 13, 1972 in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. At 15 years old, he departed to Canada. Almost two years later, he moved to the United States where he lived for almost a decade. At 22 years of age, he began to write poetry. In 1997, he returned to Montreal where he attended Dawson College as a Social Science student.
In fact, throughout the years Jerry spent in Montreal, bitterness helped him to discover the unrealistic side of a bourgeois society. He came to realize misery was everywhere. Afterward, he went to New York City where his whole existence and body seemed to shatter into lost pieces. While on a journey into the wrong side of the world, he perceived education was and still is the key that opens steel doors poverty sealed tightly. Since he was expelled from the educational system at 16 years of age, Alexandre adopted the street life as any abandoned child would in this cold and heartless dungeon. During his short and woeful excursion, he resigned to complete his education where he was chained in a lonely cage. When Jerry returned from the States on May 15, 1997, he applied for College. Unfortunately, he was refused because the administrative board thought he was unprepared. He worked night shifts baking donuts to obtain the excessive amount of money that the poor do not have to buy the hours to complete the requirements for the diploma. Overcoming this heart wrenching social obstacle, he went to school despite the continual rejections. Jerry attended classes anyway, where he has been successful ever since. Education is a vital tool, but self-education is a mysterious phenomenon.
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Why My Tears Drop
by Jerry Alexandre
Published: November 21, 2013
» Canadian Poetry
Why My Tears Drop, this enticing collection of poetry, is a fascinating book that addresses the critic and the need to reflect the opinion of a public that misconstrued the attitude and social position of the poet. Poetically, the book was written to engage the audience in a more precise and constructive manner. Despite that fact, the poet remains highly romantic and critical of the class issue.
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