How to Write an Earthquake (Paperback)

Comment ecrire et quoi ecrire / Mo pou 12 janvye (91st Meridian Books)

By Natasa Durovicová (Editor), Beaudelaine Pierre (Editor)

Autumn Hill Books, 9780984303670, 124pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2012

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The first anthology regarding the 2010 Haitian earthquake to be published in English, French, and Creole and written entirely by Haitian poets, writers, and artists, this collection represents the fruit of 16 authors’ efforts to pull words from the debris surrounding them. Though the authors vary in backgrounds—from Edwidge Danticat to Joël Lorquet—they were all brought together through tragedy on that fateful day. Now their stories serve as a reminder of the shock and pain, while providing a fresh perspective on the horrors and suffering that transpired both during and after the earthquake.

About the Author

Beaudelaine Pierre is the author of "La negresse de Saint Domingue "and "Testaman." She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Natasa Durovicova is an editor at the University of Iowa's International Writing Program and is the coeditor of "World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives." She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.