Born in Haiti in 1994, Jean D'Amérique is a poet, playwright and artistic director of the Transe Poétique festival in Port-au-Prince. He leads writing workshops, contributes to several literary magazines and gives public readings to give voice to his poetic texts.
He published Petite fleur du ghetto (Atelier Jeudi Soir, 2015; maelstrÖm, 2019), special mention of the René Philoctète Prize and selection for the Poetry Revelation Prize of the Société des Gens de Lettres, then Nul chemin dans la peau que saignante étreinte (Cheyne, 2017), finalist for the Fetkann Prize for poetry and winner of the Vocation Poetry Prize.
In 2018, his play Avilir les ténèbres was a finalist for the RFI Théâtre Prize, and in 2019 he won Texte En Cours and the Visa pour la Création scheme from the Institut Français. It has also been the subject of several readings.
His text Cathédrale des cochons, a finalist for the 2019 RFI Théâtre Prize, was selected by the Third Bureau reading committee and was awarded the Jean Jacques Lerrant Prize at the Journées de Lyon des Auteurs de Théâtre in 2020.
Jean D'Amérique offers us a reading of his text Cathédrale des cochons, published by Théâtrales, as part of Work in progress (everyday)!
With the support of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.