Talk with Lorna Owens, host of “And the Women Gather,” an internet radio program with a very large world wide audience to talk about the Haiti anthology, So Spoke the Earth, and the Miami Book Fair International. Lorna has 16,000 listeners world wide, and all shows are archived. To listen to the show, click here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/and-the-women-gather/2012/11/10/it-is-time-for-miami-bookfair-international#.UJ8HExcf1B0.gmail Or here: Listen to internet radio with Lorna Owens on Blog Talk Radio
The French version of this story (“L’Homme au Pardessus Jaune”) will appear in “So Spoke the Earth,” an anthology due out this summer. I wrote it when I was 18; it was a finalist at the “Concours Jacques Stephen Alexis de la Nouvelle” (a literary contest) a few months later, in 1999. My friend Didier J. Desmangles illustrated the story after Gary Victor praised it. Click on the picture to enjoy the recording in English! The Man in the Yellow coat appeared in Qarrtsiluni, which offers electronic delivery of original poetry, prose, and art, organized into regular, themed issues, with a new post every weekday.
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…
Jako renmen prete rad gwo mak met sou li pou l’al file fi. Li gen yon mòd li parèt sou ou epi l’ di w’, “Etranje. Etranje. Etranje.” Men fòk mwen di w’ tou ke Jako gen yon sè k’ rele Titin…
Listen to the raw audio version of Carnations for Sonia. Quite different from the polished, published piece. This poem originally appeared in 6 Cents Journal (Miami Poetry Collective, 2010). “The Cent Journal Series: A Modern Anthology of Miami Poets, is a regularly-appearing D.I.Y. literary publication printed and assembled in one night and distributed locally in Miami-Dade County. A joint publication between the Miami Poetry Collective and the University of Wynwood Press, The Cent Journal does not accept submissions of individual works.” “Carnations for Sonia” was later granted a spot in The Writers’ Digest (5th Annnual Poetry Awards).
Check out my interview for Halan Daphnis’ TV show. I was interviewed by Ralph Cheriza in West Palm Beach.
In April 2010, I read “Indigo Sky in Port-au-Prince” at the Luna Star Cafe. Here’s the Facebook Video. http://www.facebook.com/v/1421180492069
You can also read this story online on City Link.
Reading at The North Miami City Hall. Miami writer, Edwidge Danticat, was honored by the city of North Miami at a lunch reception hosted by Mayor Andre D. Pierre. As part of the reception, Ms. Danticat was presented a key to the city of North Miami. Here’s the Facebook video. http://www.facebook.com/v/1255447268842