Haitian-born Elsie Suréna (1956) is both a photographer (B&W) and a writer. She has published, so far,
children books as well as tales, short stories and poetry from which « Confidences des Nuits de la Treizième Lune »
(Haïti, 2003) and « Tardives et Sauvages » (USA, 2009). Many of her pieces (some written/translated into English, Spanish,
Portuguese and Japanese) found a home in different magazines (XYZ, Ploc!, Revista Casa de las Americas…) and
anthologies (Terre des Femmes, Voices of the Sun, Saudade…).
She has been awarded the Belleville-Galaxie Prize (5th International Grand Haiku Contest Marco Polo, France) and
an Honorable Mention (13th International Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest, Japan) for her haiku poems, both in 2009.
In February 2010, she settled in Montreal, Canada.