Hervé Comeau (@herve_yves) is the winner of the 2018 Juniper Prize for Poetry for his first book, Children of the Down-swing. A first generation immigrant from Haiti, a writer, activist, and lawyer, Comeau was a winner of the Leonard Brown Poetry Prize, a recipient of the Cornelia Carhart Ward fellowship, and a finalist for the Olive B O’Connor Fellowship. A graduate of Syracuse University’s prestigious MFA program, his poetry has appeared in Pif, his fiction in Hobart, and more fiction is set to appear in the anthology Time Travel for All of Us. Comeau is currently working as a public interest immigration attorney in Syracuse, New York, where he serves on the advisory board of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and is a founding member of Black Lives Matter Syracuse.