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Biography

Enzo Silon Surin is a Haitian-born poet, educator, publisher and social advocate. He is the author of the chapbook, Higher Ground (Finishing Line Press), which was nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award and co-author of The Next Verse Poets Mixtape - Volume One: the 4 X 4.. His poems are forthcoming and have appeared in Interviewing the Caribbean, Pangyrus, jubilat, Soundings East, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, Naugatuck River Review, sx salon, Tidal Basin Review, The Caribbean Writer, among others. His manuscript, When My Body Was a Clinched Fist, was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2015 Philip Levine Poetry Book Prize. Surin, a Pushcart nominee, was also recognized as the 2015 PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Surin is Associate Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College and is founding editor and publisher at Central Square Press.