Regine Rousseau Featured in Ninth Letter

Ninth Letter is pleased to present the work of Regine Rousseau. A poet born in Chicago who grew up in Haiti, Rousseau was a semi-finalist for the 2011 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic competition, and is the author of the poetry collection Searching for Cloves and Lilies…At the recent AWP conference in Chicago I participated on a panel organized by the writer Andy Johnson, “The Book and the Flame: Expatriate Writers in Africa,” and when fellow panelist Regine Rousseau read and sang her poem “After the Quake,” she put panelists and audience in a trance as well. –Philip Graham. Ninth Letter

The Yellow Man is a must-see

Greenetree’s production of Dael Orlandersmith’s drama The Yellow Man, skillfully directed by Jonathan Wilson, is outstanding. Run, don’t walk, to Stage 773 to experience the magic Israel Greene (Gene) and Deanne K. Reed (Alma) generate as they portray a series of small-town southerners to expose the impact of skin-color hierarchy on the lives of these African-American characters. Continue reading “The Yellow Man is a must-see”