Haitian poet Georges Castera will be honored in the 2012 Étonnants Voyageurs Literary Festival. The festival, which takes place from February 1 to 4 in Haiti, has as its main theme this year, “L’encre est ma demeure” [Ink is My Home], the title from Georges Castera’s work, paying tribute to the author, who will also be the writer of honor in the Livres en Folie book fair in Port-au-Prince, in June 7, 2012. [Also see previous post https://repeatingislands.com/2012/01/06/etonnants-voyageurs-literature-festival-back-in-haiti/.]
Take the opportunity to re-discover the poet through Île en île. The site offers a detailed biography, photos, an interview with the author, and two videos featuring readings of his poems (in Creole and in French).
See Georges Castera reading a selection from his poems at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xitjdk_georges-castera-lisant-une-selection-de-ses-poemes-1992_creation
For an interview with Georges Castera for the series « 5 questions pour Île en île », see http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcxuq3_georges-castera-5-questions-pour-il_creation
For biography, photos, poetry selections, and videos, see Île en île at
Photo (by Jean-François Chalut) from http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ile.en.ile/paroles/castera.html