Book Party for Lenelle Moïse
City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
celebrating the release of
by Lenelle Moïse
The latest poetry collection in the City Lights/Sister Spit series, edited by Michelle Tea!
In her debut collection of verse and prose, Moïse moves deftly between memories of growing up as a Haitian immigrant in the suburbs of Boston, to bearing witness to brutality and catastrophe, to intellectual, playful explorations of pop culture enigmas like Michael Jackson and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Be it the presence of a skinhead on the subway, a newspaper account of unthinkable atrocity, or the 'noose loosened to necklace' of desire, the cut of Haiti Glass lays bare a world of resistance and survival, mourning and lust, need and process, triumph and prayer.
Praise for Haiti Glass:
"Haiti Glass is a magnificent collection of poetry and prose. Part mantra, part lamentation, part prayer, this incredible book puts us wholly in the presence of an extraordinary and brave talent, whose voice will linger in your heart and mind long after you read the last word of this book."—Edwidge Danticat
Wednesday, July 30th, 7:00pm
New York, NY: Poet's House
Lenelle Moïse reads from her new book Haiti Glass with Jeffrey Harrison, Joan Larkin, and Spencer Reese as part of the "Showcase" Reading Series at Poet's House.
Poet's House is located at 10 River Terrace in New York City and can be reached by phone at 212-431-7920.