René Depestre
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René  Depestre was born in Haiti in 1926 and began his poetic way with Jacmel, in the island of Haiti. He lived in Cuba as an exile from the Duvalierregime for many years and was a founder  of the Cassa  de las Americas publishing house. He is best known for his poetry.  The youths of the poet are placed under the sign of marvellous (in Haiti, the voodoo does good housework with Christianity). He now resides in France.

  • A Rainbow For The Christian West (1972)
  • Festival of the Greasy Pole (1990)
  • Alleluia Pour une Femme-Jardin (1981)

Biography of Depestre by Edwidge Danticat

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