James Noël

Invited to the Books & Music Festival 2017

James Noël, born in 1978 in Hinche (Haiti), is a multi-faceted poet. Always working on a different project, he is the project manager of IntranQu'îllités, an amazing periodical. To face the new challenges, he proposes anger as a new form of supreme commitment.
Author of about fifteen works, he holds an emblematic position in contemporary Haitian literature. Great traveler, this polyvalent author has been writing in prose since the earthquake striking Haiti in 2010.
In Rome, where he has been living for one year as resident at the Villa Médicis, he has published first his shape-shifting lampoon.
He also loves gathering the public, passing on his values, and moving forward on the quicksand of the imaginary. In November 2015, he published under his own direction an anthology of contemporary Haitian poetry including 73 current poets, part of pocket collection Points Seuil. Two of his works, Le Sang visible du vitrier and Le Pyromane adolescent were published again in the same collection.
His texts are often read and performed by actors and musicians as Wooly Saint-Louis Jean or Arthur H.
Noël lives in Port-au-Prince.