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Haiti’s Legacy: Tragedy and Beauty

Saturday, February 11, 2012
12:00 AM
Michigan League Hussey Room

Renowned Haitian poet and artist MARILÈNE PHIPPS-KETTLEWELL will discuss “Haiti’s Legacy: Tragedy and Beauty." The presentation will include a wide range of slides of her paintings, poetry readings, and a historical overview of “Haiti’s Legacy.”

MARILÈNE PHIPPS-KETTLEWELL is a painter, a poet and a short story writer who was born and grew up in Haiti. She has held fellowships at the Guggenheim Foundation, and at Harvard’s Bunting Institute, the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, and the Center for the Study of World Religions. She won the 1993 Grolier prize for poetry. Her poetry collection, “Crossroads and Unholy Water “ won the Crab Orchard Poetry Prize. This collection was also a finalist for the Walt Whitman prize from the Academy of American Poets. Her website:

Cosponsored by Doctors United For Haiti

The event is free and open to the public