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A Bloom of Stones: A Tri-Lingual Anthology of Haitian Poems After the Earthquake

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On January 12, 2010, an earthquake broke apart the city of Port au Prince and stretches of the Haitian landscape, killing almost 300,000 and leaving 1.2 million people homeless. Collecting the work of more than 30 Haitian poets, this anthology offers a complex and sophisticated range of responses to the tragedy—poems about the rupture of love, the shock of a sudden catastrophe, the hunger for more beauty in the world, the shattering of landscapes, and ultimately, explorations of the incomprehensible nature of our mortality. Presenting French and Haitian Creole poems alongside their English translations, this trilingual work seeks to make sense of the natural disaster and its aftermath.

About the Author

Kwame Dawes is a poet, an editor, and the author of 17 books, including Bob Marley and Red. He is the founder and director of the USC Poetry Initiative and the programmer for the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica. He received an Emmy Award for his contribution to, a multimedia website on the human face of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Peepal Tree Press
Poetry -Anthologies
Dawes, Kwame
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Trade Paper
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8.25 x 6.25 in

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