Enzo Silon Surin

450B Paradise Road #442
Swampscott, MA 01907

Author's Bio

Enzo Silon Surin is a Haitian-born poet, educator, publisher and social advocate. He is the author of two chapbooks, A Letter of Resignation (2017) and Higher Ground (2006), which was nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award. He is also co-author of The Next Verse Poets Mixtape - Volume One: the 4 X 4 (2016) and has been featured in African Voices, Interviewing the Caribbean, Pangyrus, jubilat, Soundings East, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, Naugatuck River Review, sx salon, and Tidal Basin Review, among others. His manuscript, When My Body Was a Clinched Fist, was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2015 Philip Levine Poetry Book Prize. Surin, a Pushcart nominee, was also recognized as the 2015 PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Surin is Associate Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College.

Publications and Prizes

Higher Ground
(Finishing Line Press, 2006)
The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop
(Haymarket Books, 2015)
Freshwater, jubilat, Mom Egg Review, Naugatuck River Review, Pine Island Journal, Poetry Magazine, Red River Review, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, Soundings East, sx salon, The Caribbean Writer, Tidal Basin Review, Transition
A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto
(Central Square Press, 2017)
Prizes Won: 
David L. Osgood Poetry Prize, Boston Mayor's Poetry and Prose Competition, Pushcart Prize nomination

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African American, Haitian American
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Queens, NY
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Last updated: Jul 19, 2017