Monchoachi (b. 1946), the pen name of André Pierre-Louis, is a prolific poet and essayist in both French and Martinican Creole. As fellow writer Patrick Chamoiseau describes it, “Monchoachi has completely renewed our vision of the Creole language—the way we read it, practice it, defend it.”

  • Monchoachi
    Jaz Graf, Between What Was, 2018, toned cyanotype and serigraphy on paper, 25 x 33 in. [Listen to the poem in the original Creole]   And the musicians played tunes of madness               …