Regine Rousseau was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Haiti. She is a poet, performer, playwright, wine columnist. She recently published her first collection of poetry Searching for Cloves and Lilies, and received a glowing review from the New Yorker Magazine for her performance. She is a semi finalist for the 2011 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic contest. She was a panelist at 2012 AWP Conference; discussing “Haitian literature being written in the 21st century—both within Haiti and in its global Diaspora.” She has been a featured guest on The Cathleen Williams television show and Adam Where Art Thou internet radio broadcast.
Regine Rousseau currently lives in Chicago. She is at work on her second book.