Lenelle Moïse

Lucille Geier Lakes Writer-in-Residence

Lenelle Moise

Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2017
Wednesday, 11-noon


M.F.A., Smith College


Lenelle Moïse is a poet, playwright, songwriter and solo performance artist. She is the author of Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit), a winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for excellence in literature. Her work has been featured in several anthologies, including Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution. Moïse wrote, composed, and co-starred in the Off-Broadway drama Expatriate. Her Ruby Prize-winning comedy, Merit, made the 2016 Kilroys List. Her other full-length plays include The Many Faces of NiaMatermorphosis, Cornered in the Dark and K-I-S-S-I-N-G. She has received awards, residencies and/or commissions from Astraea, Center Stage, Clark University, the Gaea Foundation, Hedgebrook, Southern Rep, the New Black Fest, New Rep, Northwestern University, Southern Rep and University of Texas at Austin, among others. Moïse was a 2012–14 Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow and the 2010–12 Poet Laureate of Northampton. She has a master's in playwriting from Smith ('04).