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How to Write an Earthquake
How to Write an Earthquake

How to Write an Earthquake

Comment ecrire et quoi ecrire / Mo pou 12 janvye

91st Meridian Books


124 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $4.95 (US $4.95) (CA $5.95)

Publication Date: January 2012

ISBN 9780984303670

Rights: US & CA

Autumn Hill Books (Jan 2012)

Price: $4.95


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.

Author Biography

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.