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Patrick Sylvain


First Language(s): Haitian (ayisyen)
Second Language(s): French, English


What was your favorite book as a child?

The favorite book was “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

I started writing poetry because I was in love with a girl, Linda, who moved to our neighborhood when I was fifteen.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

Scuba diving and skydiving were two of the most thrilling things that I have done.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

I listen to mostly jazz when I write.


Caught in the Rhythm
Issue Spring '19

Supported by:

Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz