Haiti Glass

Haiti Glass



Book Party for Lenelle Moïse
City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

celebrating the release of

Haiti Glass

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


Saturday, September 13, 7:30PM
San Francisco, CA: Make Out Room

Lenelle Moïse reads from Haiti Glass at the Make-Out Room for Writers with Drinks, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders.

Other readers include Robin Sloan, Annelyse Gelman, Edan Lepucki, Cecil Castellucci, and Christina Nichol. Cost is $5 to $20 at the door, but no one is turned away for lack of funds - all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.

The Make-Out Room is located at 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA, doors at 7PM.



Saturday, September 20: time TBA
Amherst, MA: Emily Dickinson Museum

Lenelle Moïse reads from Haiti Glass at the Amherst Poetry Festival at the Emily Dickinson Museum, the reading will take place at the Homestead.

For more info, contact the Amherst Improvement District at 413-345-2945 or email at info@amherstdowntown.com.


Collections linked to this event:
City Lights/Sister Spit


Saturday, October 4: 7:30PM
Wellfleet, MA: Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Lenelle Moïse will be reading from her recently published, long-awaited first book Haiti Glass with original, all-vocal music.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall is located at 335 Main Street, P.O. Box 3024, Wellfleet, MA 02667, phone number is 508.349.1800. Contact the staff here.


Collections linked to this event:
City Lights/Sister Spit