Lenelle Moïse Video Series

Poet and playwright Lenelle Moïse performed Speak These Bodies for the Smith SSW 2018 convocation. Prior to her performance, she sat down for an interview about the intersections of her art with social work. 

Moïse is the author of Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit), winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for excellence in literature. In her work, influenced by both jazz and hip hop, Moïse explores the intersections of identity, memory and spirit. She performs with theatrical verve, feminist conviction, humor, music and movement. She was the spring 2018 Playwright-in-Residence at Ithaca College, a 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing, the 2017 Lucille Geier Lakes Writer-in-Residence at Smith College, and a Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow. Her full-length plays include K-I-S-S-I-N-G, the Ruby Prize-winning Merit, The Many Faces of Nia, and the Off-Broadway hit Expatriate. Moïse’s writing has been published in several anthologies including Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution. She currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she was the 2010-2012 Poet Laureate. For more information, visit http://www.lenellemoise.com