Born in Haiti, Michel-Ange Hyppolite, a.k.a. Kaptenn Koukourouj, is a teacher, writer, poet, and a tireless defender of the Haitian Creole language. Hyppolite holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Jersey City and a Masters in Education from the University of Ottawa. He currently teaches general sciences and biology at Gloucester High School in Ottawa. Despite his teaching load, he takes every opportunity to devote his free time between literary works and the cultural and educational mentoring of youths in the Gatineau-Ottawa community. Hyppolite is a recognized literary critic who travels to major cities to deliver conferences on Haitian literature and Haitian Creole. He has contributed to various Haitian newspapers and magazines. He’s the co-founder of Sosyete Koukouy Canada whose mandate is to showcase and defend Haiti’s Creole language. His latest poetry collection in Creole is titled Lèt Ife ak Soul (Productions Koukourouj, (2006).
Michel-Ange Hyppolite (“Kaptenn Koukourouj”) fèt an Ayiti. Se yon pwofesè syans ki pran retrèt li Gloucester High School. Li te etidye byoloji nan Jersey City State College ak edikasyon nan Université du Québec à Montréal ansanm ak nan Université d’Ottawa, kote li mare yon metriz nan edikasyon. Michel-Ange Hyppolite se kritik literè. Li ekri anpil atik kritik sou pwezi kreyòl nan Jounal Haïti en Marche ak nan Bilten Koukouy. Li fè anpil konferans sou literati kreyòl nan plizyè vil Amerikdinò. Kòm responsab Sosyete Koukouy Kanada li mete anpil devouman ak konstans nan pwomosyon lang kreyòl Ayiti a. Dènye rekèy pwezi li rele Lèt Ife ak Soul (Productions Koukourouj).