Haiti, Césaire, Translation, & The New Yorker

The New Yorker, as we well know, has a house style and is proud of it. That this may be a natural thing to aspire to for such a venerable old publication isn’t too problematic as long as it applies to its journalistic pieces, from “Talk of the Town” to the various in depth investigative pieces The New Yorker is justly famous for. But this gets problematic when the … Read more Haiti, Césaire, Translation, & The New Yorker

« Ayiti cheri, yon trezò pou memwa »

Haïti chérie, trésors de mémoire by ileenile « Haïti chérie, trésors de mémoire » « Ayiti cheri, yon trezò pou memwa » En solidarité avec le peuple haïtien. Pour célébrer la beauté éternelle d’Haïti. Vidéo réalisée pour Île en île le 25 janvier 2010. Merci à Carole, Denizé, Virginie et surtout à Kendy. In solidarity with the people of Haiti. To celebrate the eternal beauty of Haiti. Video created … Read more « Ayiti cheri, yon trezò pou memwa »

History of a Haitian Holocaust

Here are the opening parts of a very forceful piece on Haiti & the US — very useful reading at this point of time, when we are inundated by self- congratulatory news about US help for Haiti. You can read the rest of Greg Palast’s piece here, on the OEN – OpenEd News website. The map showing the air route from Iceland to Haiti is there, because it would … Read more History of a Haitian Holocaust

Epic Debris: Haiti

Eerie feeling last night: had an email in the late afternoon from Claude Pierre, the Haitian poet, & just as I started to read & respond, the radio brought news of the earthquake. Communications seem to be down & I haven’t heard back.  I hope Claude Pierre, and my New York friend Thomas Spears who was visiting with Claude Pierre are okay. I wish everybody were okay, but… Good … Read more Epic Debris: Haiti