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Saturday, May 15 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Translating Haiti

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Link to recording: https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/play/8LOMi3x_qtRl67gxNlu_jPUHKnk9MGUO0svZScQ5Gyex7FO1y_6vgEaTOcRwpAJ698GZvx3oGHMMX_4.irWFyoker6F9ZYFz?continueMode=true

“Translating Haiti” is a group reading (with elements of panel discussion and Q&A) by regional poets who write in and translate through Haitian Kreyòl, French and English. Poets in the Haitian diaspora translate their distance from motherland and mother-tongue into poetry compelling for its engagement with Haiti's socio-political past and present, for the voice it gives to immigrant experience in the US, and for the wrestle with three languages to get there. Reading and discussion in English, French, Haitian Kreyòl.

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Aidan Rooney

Winner of the Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Poet in 1997, and the Daniel Varoujan Award from the New England Poetry Club in 2013, Aidan Rooney lives in Hingham MA and teaches at Thayer Academy. His collections are Day Release (The Gallery Press, 2000), Tightrope (The Gallery... Read More →
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Emmelie Prophète

Born in Port-au-Prince, Emmelie Prophète is a poet, novelist, journalist and diplomat. Her literary work is published with Mémoire d’Encrier, notably Le testament des solitudes, which took the Grand Prix littéraire de l’Association des écrivains de langue française (ADELF... Read More →
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Eddy Toussaint Tontongi

Eddy Toussaint Tontongi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Poet, critic, and essayist, he writes in Haitian, French, and English. The author's published books include:  Sèl pou dezonbifye Bouki  (Essays in Haitian, Trilingual Press, Cambridge, MA,  2016); La Parole indomptée... Read More →
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Doumafis Lafontan

Doumafis is a playwright, striving to make justice work in American society. Beyond social justice, he shares his praxis with like-minded individuals to find solutions to the issues that hamper human development and quality of life. During his leisure time, he enjoys photography... Read More →

Saturday May 15, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT