Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Charles Freeland Poetry
An Online Record of All Things Poetry
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Themes & Styles   Poetry

Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit)


Extreame Savings Item! Save 42% on the Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit) by City Lights Publishers at Charles Freeland Poetry. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary AwardIn her debut collection of verse and prose, Moïse moves deftly between memories of


Product Description

Winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award

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.

Lenelle Moïse is an award-winning poet, playwright, essayist and internationally touring performance artist. She creates jazz-infused, hip-hop bred, politicized texts about identity, memory and magic. Her poems and essays are featured in several anthologies, including: Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution and We Don't Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists. Her writing has also been published in the Utne Reader, Make/Shift, Left Turn, and numerous other magazines and journals. A current Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow, her plays include Expatriate, Merit and The Many Faces of Nia. She lives in Northampton, MA where she was the 2010-2012 Poet Laureate. Haiti Glass is her long-awaited first book and she is available for interview.

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

"Very powerful poetry and prose. The spoken word cadence to many of the poems works really well on the page. Moïse takes up the complexities of Haitian culture, the immigrant experience, sexuality and gender, and bearing witness. Highly recommended."—Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State

"With a bold, unblinking eye, Lenelle Moïse shows us the tragic yet beautiful world in which we live and challenges us not to turn away, but to turn towards with hope, compassion, and love. With all my heart, I thank her for writing these poems."—Lesléa Newman, author of October Mourning, A Song for Matthew Shepard

"Haiti Glass is a book fierce with ambition: make the reader feel Haiti, make the reader think Haiti, make the reader understand Haiti. Lenelle Moise's poems render the abstract- policy, disaster, history, diaspora- specific. Her words make the political not just personal, but corporeal: the beautiful system of the human body as canvas and subject, perfect in all its attendant complications and complexity, and still ruled, undeniably, by a warm, beating heart."—Erin McKeown, musician

"The year 2014 will be hard pressed to give us a more powerful debut poetry collection than Lenelle Moïse's Haiti Glass … This is the rare book of poetry that makes one pause while reading, look up from the page, whistle low."—Courtney Gillette, Lambda Literary Review

Praise for Lenelle Moïse:

"Lenelle Moïse brings fierce passion."—New York Times

"Piercing, covering territory both intimate and political . . . vivid and powerful."—Curve Magazine

"See Moïse push stories from her mouth like it might save your life."—The Root


Additional Information

Manufacturer:City Lights Publishers
Publisher:City Lights Publishers
Studio:City Lights Publishers
EAN:9780872866140
Item Weight:0.25 pounds
Item Size:0.25 x 8 x 8 inches
Package Weight:0.2 pounds
Package Size:5.6 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches

Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit) by City Lights Publishers

Buy Now:
Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit)

Brand: City Lights Publishers
4.8 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$10.95
$6.43
You Save: 41%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Poetry.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by City Lights Publishers, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ean: 9781544111025, isbn: 1544111029,
The second full-length collection of poetry by Lora Mathis....

By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781512133417, isbn: 1512133418,
Endowing Vegetables With Too Much Meaning is Kevin Kantor's first available chapbook, including poems "People You May Know", "A Letter From Cancer", "Honest Confessions On Letting Go", and more....

By Words Dance Publishing
ean: 9780997940428, isbn: 0997940425,
a nonfictional book of poetry about the right love at the wrong time. “More poetry has been written about love and specifically, the loss of love than perhaps anything else. This book, in a brutally beautiful way, is what happens when the person yo...

By Oberon Books
ean: 9781786823472, isbn: 1786823470,
The first collection of its kind, The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues chronicles over one hundred years of queer and trans performance.Combining classical and contemporary stage plays with spoken word and performance art, this anthology features over...

By Write Bloody Publishing
ean: 9781938912450, isbn: 1938912454,
This is Megan Falley's second book....

By Nightboat Books
mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781937658106, isbn: 1937658104,
The first of its kind, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, gathers together a diverse range of 55 poets with varying aesthetics and backgrounds. In addition to generous samples of poetry by each trans writer, the book also i...

By Independently published
ean: 9781983182594, isbn: 1983182591,
A Week of Suicide(s) follows the non-fictional accounts of Josh. A college student grappling with his sexual assault, gender identity, and mental health. The diaries are written in a poetic narrative structure giving an unfiltered insight into an ind...

By Faber & Faber
ean: 9780571338917, isbn: 0571338917,
In this intimate and vital debut, Richard Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and shame against the backdrop of London’s Soho. Examining how trauma becomes a part of the language we use, Scott takes us back to our roots: childhood inci...

By Alice James Books
ean: 9781938584251, isbn: 1938584252,
"This book talks smack. This book chews with its open mouth full of the juiciest words, the most indigestible images. This book undoes me. . . . francine j. harris brilliantly ransacks the poet's toolkit, assembling art from buckets of disaster and s...

By EVERYMANS LIBRARY
ean: 9781101907856, isbn: 1101907851,
A beautiful hardcover selection of poems by one of the giants of contemporary American poetry. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POETS. James Merrill once called his body of work "chronicles of love and loss," and in twenty books written over four decades h...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - charlesfreelandpoetry.net. All Rights Reserved.