This seems like a really worthwhile endeavour, a part of the world and a literature that I sadly know all too little about! Well done, Patti!
Two articles published in Fall 2015 gave me a chance to go into the work of some remarkable Haitian Writers... past and present:
"A Taste of Immortality: The Post-Earthquake Haitian Novel," in The Critical Flame (Nov/Dec 2015). Read it online at: http://criticalflame.org/a-taste-of-immortality-the-post-earthquake-haitian-novel/
"Listen to My Clamor: Jacques Roumain's 'Call to Arms," a translation of a 1928 political poem with extensive Translator's Note included in a special issue of The Journal of Haitian Studies commemorating the 1915-34 American Occupation of Haiti, (Fall 2015).