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

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


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Haiti Glass
Lenelle Moïse
2014 Edition
New poetry from City Lights/Sister Spit! With rhythmic poetry and intimate prose, Haiti Glass offers an unflinching look at disaster, desire, and death-defying love.