My (Official) Bio
Here’s a little something you may not know about me: When I was eight years old my, now dead, brother Joesly told me a joke that almost killed me. I fell off my seat from the uncontrollable belly laughter, and on the floor I convulsed for a minute straight and almost blacked out from lack of oxygen. I laugh a lot.
Alex Clermont [Me] is a writer born and raised in New York City where he received his BA in English creative writing from Hunter College.
Alex has been a contributing writer to Beyond Race Magazine and Turntable Magazine, covering and interviewing independent artists and musicians. He was also the managing editor of Plateau, a quarterly print magazine that focused on independent musicians.
He has been published in the anthologies The Bodega Monthly and Every Second Sunday – a collection by authors from around the world. His short story, “Catching Butterflies” can be read in the 2011 anthology Out of Place, and his story, “Standby” can be seen in the online literary magazine Scholars and Rogues.
In May 2012 he independently published his first book, “Eating Kimchi & Nodding politely,” which is a collection of narratives about his time as an English teacher in South Korea.
I [he] also smile a whole lot. Say “Hi” if you get the chance.
*Photo by Raoul Dyssell