Maurice Emerson Decaul, a former Marine, is a poet, essayist, and playwright, whose writing has been featured in the New York Times, The Daily Beast, Sierra Magazine, Epiphany, Callaloo, Narrative and others. His poems have been translated into French and Arabic and his theatrical works, Holding it Down and Sleep Song, collaborations with composer Vijay Iyer and poet Mike Ladd, have been produced and performed at New York City’s Harlem Stage, Washington DC’s ATLAS INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL, in Paris and in Antwerp. His play Dijla Wal Furat, Between the Tigris and the Euphrates was produced in New York City by Poetic Theater Productions in the winter of 2015. Maurice is a graduate of Columbia University. He will graduate from New York University in the spring of 2015 and will begin working toward his MFA in playwriting at Brown University in the fall of 2015.
Recent articles from Maurice Decaul
A Veteran Of The Iraq War Reflects On His Fallen Comrades
How do we mourn these people; our friends, our dead?