"La poésie est une clameur! Elle ne prend son sexe qu’avec la corde vocale…"says Leo Ferré. For poetry to be truly appreciated, it must come to life. These are words that Michèle lives by. And thus her poetry and that of the many others she admires are crafted for the stage where rhymes and verses come alive with passion.
Haitian novelist Edwidge Danticat said upon reading "Lost and Found," Michèle’s English poetry collection: "Make sure you are sitting down, or better yet lying down with your beloved and a glass of wine, while you are reading them. Your heart"– and your love life — will never be the same.
On this page, you will find several snippets of performances in French, Creole and English. No matter the language, Danticat’s advice still holds. We hope you enjoy then.
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On February 5, 2010, PBS’ Newshour broadcast “Understanding Haiti’s Disaster Through a Poet’s Eyes,” an interview with Michèle about the earthquake that shook Haiti to its core on January 12, 2010. The Newshour’s website features several poems by Michèle, in addition to the interview.
Share your thoughts with us. And should you wish to book Michèle for a performance, please contact Jocelyn McCalla at jmccalla [at] jmcstrategies.com.