Enzo Silon Surin

Poet

450B Paradise Road #442
Swampscott, MA 01907
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Author's Bio

Enzo Silon Surin, Haitian-born poet, educator, publisher and social advocate, is the author of the chapbooks, A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto (2017) and Higher Ground (2006). He is the recipient of a Brother Thomas Fellowship from The Boston Foundation and is a PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry. Surin’s work gives voice to experiences that take place in what he calls “broken spaces” and his poems have appeared in Transition Magazine/Jalada, Interviewing the Caribbean, jubilat, Soundings East, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, sx salon and Tidal Basin Review, among others. Surin is Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College and founding editor and publisher at Central Square Press. His debut full-length poetry collection, When My Body Was A Clinched Fist, is due out from Black Lawrence Press (2020).

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket Books, 2015)
Chapbooks:
A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto (Central Square Press, 2017)
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Higher Ground (Finishing Line Press, 2006)
Journals:
Crab Orchard Review
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Origins
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Pine Island Journal
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Poetry Magazine
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Red River Review
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Reverie: Midwest African American Literature
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sx salon
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The Caribbean Writer
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Prizes won: 

Brother Thomas Fellowship (The Boston Foundation);

PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry;

Boston Mayor's Poetry and Prose Competition;

David L. Osgood Poetry Prize;

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American, Haitian American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Haiti
Raised in: 
Queens, NY
New York
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Last update: May 06, 2019