Listen: Haitian-Americans Recite Their Poetry

When unimaginable disaster strikes, can poetry help? At a benefit event called “Poets For Haiti,” Here and Now’s George Hicks introduces us three Haitian-American writers who use poetry to come to terms with Haiti’s devastation after the earthquake.

Patrick Sylvain
Patrick Sylvain

Hear Patrick Sylvain read his poem "Boulevard Jean Jacques Dessalines"

Hear Patrick Sylvain read his poem "Ports of Sorrow"

Hear Patrick Sylvain read his poem "Catacomb"

Fabienne Casseus is a senior at Boston's Another Course To College high school. (photo: Michelle DeBakey)
Fabienne Casseus is a senior at Boston's Another Course To College high school. (photo: Michelle DeBakey)
Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell won the 2010 Iowa Short Fiction Award for her collection, "The Company of Heaven: Stories From Haiti" (photo: Michelle DeBakey)
Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell won the 2010 Iowa Short Fiction Award for her collection, "The Company of Heaven: Stories From Haiti" (photo: Michelle DeBakey)
Fabienne Cassius, Robert Pinsky and Rosanna Warren listening at "Poets For Haiti" (photo: Michelle DeBakey)
Fabienne Cassius, Robert Pinsky and Rosanna Warren listening at "Poets For Haiti" (photo: Michelle DeBakey)

This program aired on March 5, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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