Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell

Poet and Writer

FELLOWSHIPS and AWARDS

  • NAACP Award of Excellence for outstanding commitment in advancing the culture and causes for communities of color; May 2018
  • Harvard University; Center for the Study of World Religions; Resident Senior Fellow; 1999-2000
  • Harvard University; W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research; Resident Fellow; 1999-2000
  • Guggenheim Fellowship; 1995
  • New England Foundation for the Arts; Visual Arts Grant; 1996
  • Radcliffe College and Harvard University; Bunting Institute fellow; 1992-93

WRITING AWARDS

  • Glimmer Train Press Inc.; Honorable Mention award for, “The Law of the Land”; October competition, Family Matters; 2013
  • University of Iowa Press; Iowa Short Fiction Award; Winner for collection, The Company of Heaven: Stories from Haiti; 2010
  • University of Georgia Press; Flannery O’Connor Award; Finalist for the short story collection, The House of Fossils; 2008
  • Glimmer Train Press Inc.; Very short fiction Award for The Tablecloth; Honorable Mention; Feb. 2009
  • The University of Iowa Press; Iowa Short Fiction awards; Finalist for the short story collection, The House of Fossils; 2007
  • University of West Alabama; Tartt Award; Finalist for the short story collection, The House of Fossils; 2007
  • Eastern Washington University Press; Spokane Prize; Semi-finalist for the short story collection, The House of Fossils; 2006
  • Best American Short Stories 2003; Walter Mosley Editor; 2003
  • Best American Short Stories 2001; listed in Distinguished Stories; 2001
  • Southern Illinois University Press; Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry; Winner for collection, Crossroads and Unholy Water; 2000
  • The Grolier poetry prize; 1st prize winner. Cambridge, MA; 1999
  • Academy of American Poets; Walt Whitman Prize; Finalist for collection, Crossroads and Unholy Water; 1997
  • Southern Illinois University Press; Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry; Semi-finalist for collection, Crossroads and Unholy Water; 1998
  • Sarabande Books; Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry; Finalist for collection, Crossroads and Unholy Water; 1998
  • Untenberg Poetry Center; “Discovery,” The Nation contestSemi-finalist for collection, Crossroads and Unholy Water; 1998
  • Silverfish Review Press; Gerald Cable Book Award; Finalist for collection, Crossroads and Unholy Water; 1998
  • Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize; Semi-finalist for collection, Crossroads and Unholy Water; 1999
  • Glimmer Train Press Inc.; Very Short Fiction Award; Finalist for, Life Outside my Own; 2001

PUBLICATIONS

  • Unseen Worlds: Adventures at the Crossroads of Vodou Spirits and Latter-day Saints; Calumet Editions; Memoir; July 2018
  • Dove Song—Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry; Peculiar Pages;
    Anthology of Poetry; May 2018
  • Ibbetson Street, #35; poetry; Spring-summer 2015
  • Black Lawrence Press; Others Will Enter the Gates; Anthology of Essays by émigré; Poets in America on the émigré experience; 2015
  • Akashic Press; Haiti Noir 2: The Classics; short Story, Land; 2014
  • Library of America; Editor for the Jack Kerouac Collected Poems; 2012
  • WHOD; a Haiti anthology; short story, From Haiti With Love; 2012
  • Harvard Divinity Bulletin; Special poetry Series; Winter-Spring 2012
  • How the Sun Illuminates Under cover of Darkness; Arts and Religion of Haiti; LeGrace Benson; Ian Randle Publishers; Kingston Jamaica; 2011-12
  • Ibbetson Street, #31; poetry; Spring-summer 2012
  • The Caribbean Writer; volume 25; silver anniversary; interview and poetry; 2011
  • Ibbetson Street, #30; poetry; Fall-Winter 2011
  • University of Iowa Press; winner Iowa Short Fiction Award; Book of stories, The Company of Heaven: Stories from Haiti, 2010
  • Yileen Press; Poets For Haiti; Anthology of Poetry; 2010
  • Albawtaka Review; Short Story, Marie-Ange’s Ginen; translated into Arabic by Hala Salah Eldin Hussein; Egypt; 2009
  • Carcanet Press Ltd.; Anthology of Poetry, New Caribbean Poetry; England; 2007
  • Callaloo; John Hopkins University Press, ISSN 0161-2494, Volume 30, #3; short story, Dame Marie; Spring 2007
  • Marginales magazine; #267, Bi-lingual; Poetry (French-English); Belgium; Fall 2007
  • New Arcadia Review; Boston College; Poetry; Spring 2005
  • UC Santa Barbara and Multicultural Women’s Presence, Inc.; Poetry Anthology; Brassage; 2005
  • Cahiers Electroniques de l’Immaginaire, #3; Poetry; Belgium; 2005
  • Conjonction magazine; short story; Haiti; 2005
  • New Arcadia  Review; Boston College; Short Story, The Chapel; 2004
  • The Best American Short Stories; Walter Mosley, editor; Anthology of Short Stories; 2003
  • Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 8, #2; short story, Meat; 2003
  • Callaloo; John Hopkins University Press, ISSN 0161-2492, Volume 25, #4; short story, Ginen; Fall 2002
  • Transition; short story, Down by the River; December 2000
  • Southern Illinois University Press; Crab Orchard Review Poetry Prize; Book of Poetry, Crossroads and Unholy Water; Spring 2000
  • Soho Press; The Butterfly Way: Voices of Haïtian Descent in the United States; edited by Edwidge Danticat and Laura Hruska; Anthology; 2000
  • Beacon Press, The Beacon Best of 1999: Creative Writing by Women and Men of All Colors; Edited by Ntozake Shange; Anthology of Poetry; Fall 1999
  • River Styx; Poetry; April 1998
  • Crab Orchard Review; Southern Illinois University Press.; Poetry;  Spring 1997
  • Ploughshares; Poetry; Spring 1997
  • Azul Editions; Sisters of Caliban, Poets of the Caribbean; edited by M.J. Fenwick; Poetry Anthology; 1996
  • Callaloo, Volume 18, Number 2; John Hopkins University Press; Poetry; 1995
  • Compost, 5; Winter 1994
  • Grolier Poetry Prize; Poetry Anthology; Cambridge; 1993

BIBLIOGRAPHY, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS

  • Lowdown; Twin-Cities Area; MN; March 2016
  • Journal of Haitian Studies; review for The Company of Heaven; volume 17:2; 2012
  • How the Sun Illuminates Under cover of Darkness; Arts and Religion of Haiti; LeGrace Benson; Ian Randle Publishers; Kingston Jamaica; 2011-12
  • Kirkus Review; Starred review; Sept. 2010
  • Publishers Weekly; review for The Company of Heaven: Stories from Haiti; Sept. 2010
  • Boston Globe Books, Sunday issue; interview; Sept. 2010
  • Poets and Writers; review for The Company of Heaven; Winter 2010
  • Pleiades; Vol 22#2; review by Jerry Harp; 2002
  • Women in the Arts; review essay by Renee Shea; Spring 2002
  • Journal of Haitian Studies, vol. 7 #2; review by Florence Bellande-Robertson; 2001
  • Porter Gulch Literary Review; review by Janet Thalen; Summer 2001
  • Bay State Banner; Boston; April 26th 2001
  • The Haitian Times; NY; March-April 2001
  • Ma Comè; interview by Renee Shea; 2001
  • Women writers of Haitian Descent, Vol 1 Issue 3; 2001
  • Haitian Painters; Editions Cercle d’Art; edited by Gerald Alexis; France; 2000
  • Amazon.com; review of Crossroad and Unholy Water by Denise Duhamel; July 2000
  • www.webdelsol.com; review by Donna Johnson; June 2000
  • http://windowson haiti.com; review by Carol Coates; July 2000
  • corbett@netcom; review by Carol Coates; June 2000
  • David Rockerfeller Center for Latin Amer. Studies Newsletter, by E. Travieso; 2000
  • The NashusTelegraph; NH; Jan 16th, 2000
  • Portsmouth Herald; NH; Jan. 23rd, 2000
  • The New Hampshire; NH; Jan.28th, 2000
  • Spotlight; NH; Jan. 20th, 2000
  • The Blade; Toledo, OH; Oct. 15th 1999
  • Boston Globe; MA; Nov. 5th 1998
  • Art Nexus; Jan. 1996
  • Miami Herald; FLA; Sept. 3rd, 1995
  • International Quarterly, Vol. 1, #4; Faces of the Americas
  • Miami Herald; FLA; July 7th 1995
  • New Times; Miami, FLA; July 7th 1995
  • Miami Herald; FLA; June 12th 1995
  • The Boston Herald; MA; March 10th 1995
  • International Quarterly; Face of the Americas; Fall 1994
  • Aspen Times; CO; Aug. 13th and 14th 1994
  • Aspen Magazine; CO; Midsummer 1994
  • The Aspen Catalogue; Summer 1994
  • Maine Time; June 24th 1994
  • Bangor Daily News; ME; June 16th 1994
  • The Bar Harbor Times; ME; June 9th 1994
  • Boston Globe; MA; Aug. 15th 1993
  • Art New England; Aug. 1993
  • SIF Newsletter; Boston, MA; Fall 1993
  • Aspen Magazine; CO; Summer 1993
  • The Republican Journal; Belfast, ME; July 15th 1993
  • The Camden Herald; Camden, ME; June 24th 1993
  • The Courier Gazette; Rockland, ME; June 24th 1993
  • Maine Sunday Telegram; ME; June 27th 1993
  • Boston Phoenix; Boston; May 1993
  • Boston Globe; Boston; May 1993
  • Aspen Magazine; CO; Midsummer 1993
  • Encyclopaedia de Arte Latino Americano Del Ciglo XX; Spain 1992
  • Aspen Magazine; CO; Midsummer 1992
  • The Aspen Times; CO; July 1992
  • Cultura; Haiti 1992
  • The Austin Chronicle; TX; Nov. 20th 1992
  • Time Out; Austin; TX; Oct. 17th 1992
  • Fine Arts; Austin, TX; Oct. 1992
  • The Aspen Times; CO; July 1991
  • Aspen Daily News; CO; July 1991
  • Gallery News; Joanne Lyon gallery; Aspen, CO; July 1991
  • The Aspen Catalogue; CO; Summer 1991
  • Modern Haitian Masters; Gallery Malraux; Los Angeles, CA; 1990
  • The Aspen Times; CO; July 1990
  • Gallery News; Joanne Lyon Gallery; Aspen, CO; July 1990
  • 8th International Mini-Print; catalog; Cadaques, Spain; 1998
  • 7th International Mini-Print; catalog. Cadaques, Spain, 1987
  • Haitian Art: The Legend and Legacy of the Naive Tradition; L.G. Hoffman; 1985
  • About Voodoo; Musee du Pantheon National Haitien; catalog; 1984
  • When Painters Draw; Musée d’Art Haitien; catalog; 1984
  • Le Nouvelliste,;Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Jan. 1984
  • Le Nouvelliste; Port-au-Prince; Dec. 1983
  • News of Haiti, Vol 14, No 146; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 1983
  • Le nouvelliste; “Marilene Phipps on l’Apprentissage de la Maturite”; Haiti; Jan. 1982
  • Le Nouvelliste; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Oct. 20th 1982
  • Le Nouvelliste; “Marilene Phipps, Peintre au Talent Vrai”; Haiti; Dec 1981
  • Le Nouvelliste; “Marilene Phipps vue par Roger Gaillard”; Haiti, Dec 1981

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

  • Schubert Club; Saint Paul MN; 2016
  • Winona State University, MN; Sept 21st 2015
  • First Parish, Concord, MA; May 21st 2014
  • Watertown Public Library; MA; May 12th 2012
  • U. of Mass, Lowell, MA; March 10th 2012
  • U. of Michigan; lecture, “Haiti’s Legacy; Tragedy and Beauty”; Ann Arbor; Feb. 2012
  • PEN New England; conversation with Christopher Lydon; Cambridge, MA; Feb 2012
  • Cambridge Center for Adult Education; Keynote address Writers Conference; Oct 2011
  • Mass Poetry Festival; Salem, MA; May 2011
  • Mass Bay College; Wellesley, MA; April 13th 2011
  • Brookline Public Library, MA; April 5th 2011
  • Cambridge Public Library, MA; April 3rd 2011
  • University of Missouri, Columbia; Feb. 2011
  • Harvard University; Longfellow Hall; “Poets for Haiti”; Cambridge, MA; Feb. 2010
  • Jack Kerouac Festival; Lowell, MA; Oct. 2010
  • Harvard Coop bookstore; Cambridge, MA; Oct. 2010
  • Wellesley Booksmith; Wellesley, MA; Oct. 2010
  • Porter Square Books; Cambridge, MA; Dec. 2010
  • Barnes and Noble; Burlington, MA; Nov. 2010
  • Christ Church; Cambridge, MA; Feb. 2010
  • Massachusetts Poetry Festival; Lowell, MA; Oct.  2009
  • Fireside Poetry Reading Series; Cambridge, M; Oct. 2009
  • Central Square Theater; Poet Populist reading; Cambridge, MA; April 2009
  • Porter Square Bookstore; Cambridge Open Studios; Cambridge, MA; April 2009
  • Cambridge Arts Council; Cambridge, MA; Sept. 2009
  • Somerville Arts Council; Arts Union; Sept. 2009
  • Sala; San Miguel Allende; Mexico; July 2006
  • TMCC; Reno, Nevada; March 2006
  • Borders Bookstore; Boston, MA; May 2006
  • International Festival of Literature; Berlin, Germany; Sept. 2004
  • N.Y.U.; New York, NY; March 2004
  • Montgomery College; Rockville, MD; March 2003
  • Montgomery College; Rockville, MD; Nov. 2002
  • Montgomery College; Germantown, MD; Nov.  2002
  • M.I.T.; Cambridge, MA; April 2002
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts; Washington DC; April 2002
  • Brooklyn Public Library; New York, NY; March 2001
  • Emerson College; Boston, MA; 2001
  • St. Michael’s College; H.S.A.; Burlington, VT; 2001
  • Detroit Institute of Art; Detroit, MI. Jan 2000
  • University of Southern Illinois; ILL; April 2000
  • St Michael’s College; Burlington, VT; March 2000
  • Harvard University; Center for the Study of World Religions; MA; May 2000
  • University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI; Jan 2000
  • Harvard University; W.E.B. Du Bois Institute; Cambridge, MA; 2000
  • Harvard University; Center for the Study of World Religions; MA; March 2000
  • University of New Hampshire; Durham, NH; 2000
  • Brooklyn College; New York, NY; 2000
  • University of New Hampshire; Dartmouth, NH; Oct 1999
  • University of Ohio; Bowling Green, OH; Oct. 1999
  • SSAC; Cohasset, MA; March 1999
  • University of Wisconsin; Oshkosh, WI; Feb. 1999
  • University of California; Santa Barbara, CA; Jan. 1999
  • University of Ohio; Bowling Green, OH; March 1999
  • Center for Caribbean Arts and Culture; Detroit, MI; March 1999
  • Harvard University, Rockefeller Center For Latin American Studies; MA; Oct. 1998
  • Tufts University; Medford, MA; July 1998
  • Wellesley College; “Women and Spirituality”; Wellesley, MA; April 1998
  • Massachusetts College of Arts; Boston, MA; Nov. 1997
  • Boston Center for the Arts; Boston, MA; Oct. 1997
  • Massachusetts College of Arts; Boston, MA; Sept. 1996
  • Jamaica Plains Art Center; Boston, MA; Sept. 1996
  • “Chapter and Verse” reading series; Boston, MA; Jan. 1996
  • Firehouse Cultural Center; Boston, MA; March 1995
  • Harvard University, Bunting Institute; Cambridge, MA; Nov. 1994
  • Harvard University; Grolier Series at Adams House; Cambridge, MA; April 1994
  • Boston University; Boston, MA; May 1994
  • College of the Atlantic; Bar Harbor, ME; June 1994
  • University of Massachusetts at Boston; H.S.A.; Boston, MA; Oct. 1993
  • Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College; Cambridge, MA; 1993
  • Art Institute of Boston; Boston, MA; 1993
  • Radcliffe College; Women’s Caucus for the Arts; Bunting Ins.; Cambridge, MA; 1992

TELEVISION and RADIO INTERVIEWS

  • The Smoki and Dick Show; Literati Art Scene; World Wide Channels # 23, 10, 8, 36, and 3; Feb, Oct. 2010
  • WGBH; Radio Open Source; interview with Chris Lydon, “Whose Words These Are” (23); Radio Open source>Blog Archive>Whose Words These Are 23; March 17th 2010
  • WBUR/NPR; “Here and Now” with Robin Young; March 2010
  • The Smoki and Dick Show; Literati Art Scene; World Wide Channels; 2006
  • WGBH; Channel 4; Boston Arts; interview by John Baynard; Nov. 1999
  • BNN; Channel 3; “Boston Live”; interview by J.C. Valmé; Dec. 1999
  • Tele-Haiti; “Emission Echo”; interview by Vario; Haiti; Dec. 1994
  • Tele-Haiti; interview by Gerald Alexis at the Mupanah; Haiti; 1985
  • Tele-Haiti; interview by Paul-Claude Gardere; Haiti; 1982
  • Tele-Haiti; interview by Gerald Alexis; Haiti; 1981

CURRENT AND PAST POSITIONS

  • Bentley University; English and Media Studies Department; creative writing professor—nonfiction and poetry.
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston; Africana Studies Department; Caribbean Literature professor.
  • Kenney School, Dorchester, Boston, MA; special assignment to Haitian Creole speaking children rescued from the 2010 earthquake; creative writing teacher—poetry.
  • The Loft Literary Center, St Paul/Minneapolis, MN; creative writing workshops; professor

EDUCATION

  • Master of Fine Arts; University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor of Arts Studies; University of California; Berkeley, CA