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Trilingual Press Book Release Celebration and Reading (Main)

Trilingual Press Book Release Celebration and Reading (Main) In-Person

Please join the Cambridge Public Library (449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138) for a Saturday afternoon of poems in celebration of the new release of This Land, My Beloved, a one-of-a-kind anthology published by Trilingual Press.

A "trilingual anthology," This Land, My Beloved is edited by the prolific multilingual poet and editor Tontongi, author of Tyaka Poetica (2021), prefaced by the National Book Award-winning Edwidge Danticat, and features the work of dozens of contemporary Haitian poets.

A number of featured authors will appear on stage to read their work in an event emceed by the editors of Trilingual Press. Registration is required.

Saturday, October 28, 2023
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Lecture Hall
Main Library
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ELIZABETH BRUNAZZI was born in New Orleans. She is a writer, poet, critic, essayist, editor and translator. Her poems and prose poems are published widely in France and, among numerous other poets, she has translated collections of poems by Charles Simic and Maya Herman-Sekulič from English into French. Her bilingual collection of poetry, The Beginning Ends Here / Le Commencement prend fin ici, is published by Lambert Academic Publishing, 2019. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and has taught or lectured at Princeton University, Wesleyan University, New York University among other institutions. Elizabeth Brunazzi lives and writes in Paris.

DENIZÉ LAUTURE, who began his working life as a welder, received a BA in Sociology, an MS in Bilingual Pedagogy, and an MA in Spanish Literature. His poems have appeared in literary journals across the world, including Présence Africaine, Callaloo, Black American Literature Forum, Litoral (Spain), Litterealite (Canada) and in many anthologies. Denizé Lauture’s published works include Pi bèl son lanbi sanba: Dlo nan Sensè a, as well as Les lunes d’or du cactus, both from Trilingual Press. He was instrumental in the drilling of sixteen water wells for La Vallée de Jacmel, Haiti and resides in the Bronx.

TONTONGI is the pen name of Eddy Toussaint, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A poet, critic and essayist, he writes in Haitian, French and English. His latest books include Tyaka Poetica (2021); La Parole indomptée / Memwa Baboukèt (“The Untamed Speech / Memory of The Muzzle,” 2015), published by L’Harmattan in Paris, France; and In the Beast’s Alley (2013), a collection in English of his “poems of conscience.” Tontongi is also the founder and host of the award-winning cultural program “Haitian Poetry in Three Languages” (Français, English & Ayisyen) broadcast across Boston-area cable TV and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Trilingual Press.

JILL ANNA NETCHINSKY holds degrees in Language and Literature from Bennington College and Yale Uni­versity, specializing in Spanish, Latin American, Caribbean, and Afro-Hispanic literatures. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Middlebury College, and Tufts University. A recipient of a Mellon Founda­tion research grant, she was chosen as a research fellow by the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. Her work has appeared in Callalloo, Latin American Literary Review, and Revista De Estudios Hispánicos. An English Editor for Trilingual Press, as well as a poet in her own right, Netchinsky lives in the Boston-area.

CHARLOT LUCIEN is a storyteller, poet, and visual artist who resides in the US, and is the founder of the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts. His writings have been published in various anthologies and publications, including Regard, Liberation Poetry, Compost Magazine, Revolution, Anthologie des poètes français 2022, Poètes à la Une, and Tanbou Magazine. His poetry book La tentation de l’autre rive was released in 2013 by Trilingual Press of Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA). He has also prefaced the art anthology Migrating Colors: Haitian Art in New England, released in 2018.


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