Danielle Legros Georges

Danielle Legros Georges was born in Haiti and raised in the United States. She received a BA from Emerson College in Boston and an MFA in poetry from New York University.

Legros Georges is the author of four poetry collections: Three Leaves, Three Roots: Poems on the Haiti-Congo Story (Beacon Press, 2025); The Dear Remote Nearness of You (Barrow Street Press, 2016), winner of the New England Poetry Club’s 2016 Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, and Maroon (Curbstone Books, 2001). She is also the translator of the anthology Blue Flare: Three Haitian Poets: Évelyne Trouillot, Marie-Célie Agnant, Maggy de Coster (Zephyr Press, 2024). 

Legros Georges has received fellowships from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Boston Foundation, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

In 2014, Legros Georges became Boston’s second poet laureate. She is a professor emeritus in the MFA creative writing program at Lesley University and lives in Boston.