“Haitian Poetry Reading in Creole and English by Dr. Celucien Joseph”
In this video, Dr. Celucien L. Joseph, Professor of English at Indian River State College, provides an exhilarating and energetic reading of Haitian Poetry, both in the Creole and English languages. He shares the poems by the following poets:
Felix Morisseau-Leroy, “Chouchoun” (Shooshoon); Georges Castera, “Pot Simitye” (Cemetery Gate); Denize Lotu, “Desten Nou” (Our Destiny); and Emile Celestin-Megie, “M’ap Ekri Youn Powem” (I’m Writing a Poem).
***These poems were published in “Open Gate: An Anthology of Haitian Creole Poetry” (2001) edited by Paul Laraque and Jack Hirschman