The anthology’s contributors

M.J. edited So Spoke the Earth: Coming out this fall! STORIES AND POEMS IN ENGLISH Yveline Alexis/ Jerrice J. Baptiste/ Cynthia D. Bertelsen/ Nathalie Cerin/ James E. Cherry/ Edwidge Danticat/ Karyn Exilus/ Mimi Ferebee/ M.J. Fievre/ Nathalie Foy/ Joanne Hyppolite/ Fabienne Josaphat/ Leita Kaldi-Davis/ Kathie Klarreich/ Marylin Laurent/ Danielle Legros-Georges/ Gariot Pierre Louima/ Alison Luterman/ Suzy Magloire-Sicard/ Liliane Nerette-Louis/ Jeremy Paden/ Margaret Papillon/ Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell/ Nadine Pinede/ Mahalia Solages/ Barbara Ellen Sorensen/ Carolyn Srygley-Moore/ Yolaine M. St.Fort/ Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel/ Chantalle F. Verna/ Jaime R. Wood TEXTES EN FRANCAIS ET CREOLE Naïké Clara Bélizaire/ Gessie Cameau-Coicou/ Louis Joseph Guy Marie Cayemitte/ Maryse Cayemitte-Elysée/ Pascale Doxy/ Aurélie Michelle Fièvre/ Geneviève…

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Ann Hood on her 5 Favorite Books

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is the best, most gorgeous coming of age story ever written. So Long, See You Tomorrow, by William Maxwell. It captures grief in a way no other book does. Anna Karenina,  by Leo Tolstoy.  It is one of those books where you can lose yourself, every time. The Collected Stories of Alice Munro. The author breaks every writing rule, and creates the most perfect stories. Cathedral, by Raymond Carver. This book–well, really everything Raymond Carver wrote–changed the way I viewed writing and stories forever. *** Ann Hood was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island. She grew up with stories of her father’s travels around the world during…

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Meet Artist Ayiti Coles

The talented artist of Haitian descent, Ayiti Coles, talks about her roots, her singing career, and all of her influences. Who is Ayiti Coles? I’m 19 years old. I consider myself a real artist at heart whether it’s singing, writing, drawing, photography… I’m laid back, silly, a bit of an airhead and quite impatient. I always try to stay open minded and really think it’s important not to judge anyone or anything. Where did you grow up? I was born in Paris, but I’ve considered Haiti my home ever since I arrived there at the age of two. Got there as a toddler and never left! I’m currently…

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So Spoke the Earth

I’m editing this very cool anthology. See the trailer here: NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! Why this book? On January 12, 2010, there was “a terrible noise of earth shaking and houses cracking. And then: the cries of men and the cries of women, a great dust cloud taking Port-au-Prince in its fist.” Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc. (WWOHD) collected texts inspired by the tragic event and we are now working on the publication of an anthology entitled Ainsi parla la terre (So Spoke the Earth). What’s so special about SO SPOKE THE EARTH? This trilingual anthology (English, French and Creole) is important in that it is a…

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Joe Clifford on his 5 Favorite Books

My five favorite books.  In no particular order.  Sort of. Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger.  The order for the rest of the list is debatable.  Not this one.  This will always be my favorite book.  I named my first son Holden, for Christ’s sake.  I read Catcher for the first time in England, outside Syd Barrett’s house, after I hunted the madcap down when I was eighteen, and I’ve read it every year since.  Most people who like this book will say how his attitude changes as he grows older, matures and develops more sophisticated world views.  Not me.  I still think Holden is right.  This place…

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