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M.F.A. alumna M.J. Fievre has edited So Spoke the Earth, a Haiti anthology, published by Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc. The collection of essays, stories, and poems includes work in English, French, and Creole, and is organized into three sections (“Death Was Lurking,” “And the Danger Came Rushing In,” and “And the Truth Shall Make you Mad”) in which contributors explore Haiti’s “past, present and future as experienced by its diverse inhabitants—both native and non-native—over the past four decades.”

MJ pic Fievre will be moderating a panel featuring contributor Edwige Danticat at Miami Book Fair International. Among the contributors is current MFA student Fabienne Sylvia Josaphat. Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc., is a literary organization founded in 2002 to encourage the development of Haitian women writers and to promote greater public awareness and appreciation of their work. Their website is

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