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About the Author

Laura Hyppolite is a Haitian immigrant learning to navigate life in the United States. She has a true passion for the power of poetry, and she wants her voice to empower her readers to dive deeper within themselves. Her work transcends the personal and draws on connections with history and society. She poetically weaves tales that travels from the beaches and colors of Haiti to the slate and rough edges of city life in the United States. 

 

To Hyppolite, in poetry there are no imposters, only personal truths which sing throughout one’s work. Through Hyppolite’s view of herself, we learn more about the beauty within each of us. Her first book Ordinary explores the intersections of culture, immigration, and identity.

About the Book

According to the Pew Research Center, over 44 million people in the United States are classified as immigrants.

In Ordinary: A poetic anthology of culture, immigration, and identity, we view the world through Laura Hyppolite’s eyes. Hyppolite is a Haitian immigrant learning to navigate life in the United States. This work transcends the personal and draws on connections with history and society. She poetically weaves a tale that travels from the beaches and colors of Haiti to the slate and rough edges of city life in the United States. We see her navigate her relationship with language and body image as she ponders what it means to be a Haitian American and whether location truly impacts our identity as we embody and embrace our cultures.


 

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