Willimantic, Conn. – On Sept. 10, Eastern Connecticut State University will host renowned poet and author Marc-Yves Regis I for the first University Hour of the fall semester. Through his photos and poetry, Regis will share with the Eastern community a piece of his native homeland of Haiti. The event will occur from 3–4 p.m. in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Conference Room in the J. Eugene Smith Library.
Regis is a photojournalist, author and poet, and has worked for the Miami Herald, the Los Angeles Times and the Hartford Courant. Regis is also the author of four books: “Haiti Through My Eyes,” a selection of poetry about Haiti; “Deadly Road to Democracy,” a first-person account of Haiti’s violent struggle for democracy; “Two Good Feet,” a photographic documentary of physically-challenged Haitian children; and “Haiti After the Shock,” a selection of poems and stories about the Haitian earthquake.