Victor D. Infante's journalism career has covered some diverse and unconventional landscape. He's interviewed popular television actresses like Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Amber Benson and literary legends like Lawrence Ferlinghetti. He's written scathing indictments of banking deregulation and exposed horrendous conditions at animal shelters. He's shuddered in horror at the sight of ultra-conservative former Congressman Bob Dornan reading Yeats at a poetry reading and criticized former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand for preaching political indifference to college poetry students.
A disciple of Alternative Journalism, Infante stands by the idea that a journalist should "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." He also stands by his belief that politics is funny, and Conservative politics, more so.
2000, Infante was awarded an Orange County Press Club Award for humor
for his article, "My
So-Called Political Life," depicting his 24 hour failed run for
At present, he is a copy editor for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and a regular contributor to OC Weekly and GotPoetry.com.
Infante is a veteran of the content design process for print and online periodicals, beginning with the redesigns of Workforce Magazine and Next... Magazine, leading the design team for the Word Street Magazine prototype and launching the online literary journal, The November 3rd Club.
It's Infante's belief that each publication should have a distinct and unique voice and tone, which speaks directly to the readers and gives the publication an individual character.