Down from the mountains men come, each with a rooster tucked under the arm, fighting cocks, some small and feisty, some huge enough to knock out with one blow. Their women follow, huge breasted many of them, like there’s hens … Continue reading John Grey: Haitian Cockfight, 1953
FotoKonbit is a non-profit organization which was created to empower Haitians to tell their own stories through photography. […] Inspired by the Creole word “konbit” which can be defined as the coming together of similar talents in an effort towards a … Continue reading Fotokonbit: Haitian stories through photographs
Born in Haiti, Rojmeck (Roland Mecklembourg) is a self-taught artist and self-made man. “I will describe my art the way I describe myself: a Primitive who lives in a modern, yet surreal world.” Roland Mecklembourg Girl Hiding from the World Acrylic on … Continue reading Rojmeck: Girl Hiding from the World
And they came to our rescue— they came, the World: too late. My grandmother sat amongst the ruins, holding that small, salvaged piece of tile from her house— the one and only house tile. Hundreds of tiles broken as the Americans … Continue reading Tile, by Enma Leyva
In the background, a girl wears a sunny yellow t-shirt with a sailboat inside a heart. I want to ask if she got the shirt at one of Virginia’s Annual Lake Festivals. Does she remember— The colorful tents up and … Continue reading Tammy L. Tillotson: The Picture of Haiti
Pascale Doxy is a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her passion for drawing started when she was a toddler. She was introduced to water color at the age of twelve. At seventeen, dissatisfied with the light tones of water color, Doxy … Continue reading Pascale Doxy: Art as Therapy
As a person with Colombian roots, I consider food very important. There are a variety of delicious foods in this Hispanic culture— ranging from arepas to bandeja paisa. Nonetheless, my absolute favorite food would have to be empanadas. Empanadas are … Continue reading Natalie Lux: Oh, my… Empanadas!
Throughout April, WLRN and O, Miami asked locals to write odes to their ZIP codes. A ZIP Ode is five lines, with the number of words in each line determined by the poet’s particular ZIP code. If a ZIP code … Continue reading MJ writes a ZIP Ode
Here is a stand, let us sit for a night or two or three in silence before we speak. I wish it were a copse of blue-flowering lignum, shedding petals that float like butterflies, or the ceibas under whose canopies … Continue reading Jeremy Paden: On this Fault, Let Us Write a Poem
#TBT that time Dan Jones from The New York Times – Modern Love was on our stage, at Lip Service. Now accepting story submissions for our May 9 show. Deadline is April 17. Give us your best, true, personal story … Continue reading Hey, are you done writing that story?
(A story by Tatiana Garcia) You might roll your eyes when people say they’re happy just because they’re in a relationship. Many are liars, but not me: I really don’t miss being single. Before Justin “got” me, I was a … Continue reading Single. Taken.
Phoebe Rusch: Thank you for featuring me, MJ. It’s an honor. MJ Fievre: You’re welcome, Phoebe. I’m happy to help promote your fundraising campaign. Do you want to say a little about that? Phoebe: Yes! I’m trying to raise money … Continue reading Haiti, Phoebe, and the Oloffson: At the Crossroad of Race and Nationality and Class: An Interview
Back in November, in honor of its eight-year-anniversary, Lip Service launched Badass, Lip Service: True Stories, the Double Album (Lominy Books, 2014) edited by Andrea Askowitz. This anthology is acollection of some of the best of Lip Service’s first eight years. Lip Service is a … Continue reading South Florida, what’s your story? (We want you to send it to us!)
Listen to Katia D. Ulysse read her story “Take a Picture.” Katia D. Ulysse was born in Haiti, and moved to the United States as a teen. Her writings have been published in numerous literary journals, including the Caribbean Writer, Meridians, Calabash,Peregrine, … Continue reading Katia D. Ulysse reads “Take a Picture”