Lenelle Moise Brings Memories to Life in Her First Book of Poetry, “Haiti Glass”
Award-winning poet and playwright Lenelle Moise moves deftly between verse and prose in her first book of poetry, Haiti Glass. Her pieces allow readers to peek into her girlhood memories of growing up as a Haitian immigrant in one of Boston’s suburbs, with all the trials and tribulations that came along with her heritage. Moise’s poems expertly recount the scenes of brutality and catastrophe that colored her early life.
However, not all of her poems are so grim. Others have a playful sense of exploration about them, while others ponder pop culture figures such as the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. You also get a sense of how Moise feels at home everywhere she goes as she recounts some of the wide cast of characters and different situations that she encountered while growing up. From seeing a Nazi supporter on a subway to reading a newspaper that went into gory detail about a horrific accident, Moise brings her memories to life.
Thanks to Lenelle Moise’s superb writing skills, readers will now have a better understanding of the racism, tribulations, and troubles of many immigrants who have moved to America face day in and day out.