Schiller Marcelin's collection of Haitian Creole (Kreyòl) poems "Rekèy Ekstra Fatal" is beguiling, remarkably lush and sharply satirical. Each poem is a tiny heirloom mirror that slightly distorts and illuminates wisps of detailed texture in Haitian culture. This is a collection of poems culled over 27 years, remarkable experiences and multiple continents. Each piece illuminates an ever-shifting face of clouds that reflect the author's experiences and perpetually dislodges the anchor his Haitian poetic foundational roots. Mr. Marcelin's evolution from national labor union leader in his native Haiti, to international spokesperson & representative, through to his self-imposed exile and ultimate return to his homeland as a prodigal son after the Port Au Prince earthquake are all traced within this collection using his unique voice. These disparate points of memory are offered to the reader in the practical form of memory. As such, they are languid, free floating and outside of any chronological order - less the order of emotion. The result is a stunning allegorical exploration of Mr. Marcelin's worldview in flux.
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