Souliél (soh-lay), is derived from the French word "soleil" which means "sun."
Her name is inspired by the Bible verse:
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
- John 1:5
Souliél (Soh-lay) is an award winning poet, spoken word artist, singer, and musician born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and first generation Haitian-American. She is an alum from Fordham University where she earned her B.A in English and minored in Music Theory concentration.
Music and the written word are her passions. She has been writing since she was a child has been performing her written work since her high school talent show and later onto popular and prestigious New York City venues and shows such as Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, Paint & Poetry, and Inspired Word NYC.
She is a member of the Chicago-based poetry and spoken word organization P.O.E.T (People of Extraordinary Talent), and formerly a co-host for their weekly Monday night radio show "Voices Behind the Pen." She is a published author with her works included in the P.O.E.T Anthology Volume IV: Learning How to Overcome with the Power of the Pen
Souliél is the recipient of the 2016 P.O.E.T Up & Coming Artist and P.O.E.T Author's Awards. She is currently working on her first spoken word album and in the works of publishing more of her written works as well as developing her craft as a singer-songwriter and musician for future projects and performances.