Danielle Legros Georges frequently travels throughout the world, presenting her poems. Photo courtesy of Color Magazine.

This article is part of a series focusing on prominent Haitian-Americans that The Haitian Times has profiled in the past. Titled “What they did next”, the series features well-known members of the diaspora, including writers, entrepreneurs and community advocates.

Danielle Legros Georges recalls speaking to a class to review one of her poems, “Everyone Loves a Good Villain.” The students at Pine Minor College thought it was addressing the murder of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman’s trial, which was taking place at the time.

The students found interest in the poem because they had experiences not disconnected from it and wanted to further explore discussions of challenging societal issues.

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Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at larisa@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @larisakarr.