Paul Lochard


(Born Petit-Goave, 1835; Died Port-au-Prince, 1919)

A parnassien influenced by Milton, Victor de Laprade, and Hugo, Paul Lochard had a variety of jobs throughout his life. He started as a teacher, then became a Port-au-Prince customs agent, and by the end of his life, he was the director of the Repubique’s newspaper the Moniteur. His most famous work, Les Feuilles de Chêne includes themes such as religion, life, ancestry, and peace (Morpeau 80).


Morpeau, Louis. Anthologie d'un siècle de poésie haïtienne 1817-1925. Bossard, 1924.


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Saturday, January 1st
12:00 AM

Le Fou de Saint-Marc / The Madman of Saint-Marc

Paul Lochard

Translation: Miriam Patterson