Poet | Writer | Educator | Motivational Speaker
Berwick “Underscore” Augustin was born in Port Au Prince Haiti and raised in the Little Haiti’s section of Miami, FL. His literary work is a sponge that has been soaked with a strong blend of culture and spirituality. He uses spoken word poetry and theatre as a vehicle to drive empowerment, freedom, and pride to the international community from a Haitian perspective. He is the founder of South Florida’s monthly interactive spoken word experience, P.H.I.R.S.T. IMPRESSIONZ (2002-present). Underscore has also facilitated writing workshops throughout South Florida. He served as the Artistic Administrator, Acting Coach, and spoken word instructor for Miramar Cultural Art Center’s Summer Camp Little Broadway (2012-2014).
Mr. Augustin has been an educator for over a decade. His experience ranges from teaching Haitian-Creole, reading, and writing at the elementary to high school level. He is also a former reading coach and now serves as an assistant principal. Mr. Augustin has authored a myriad of literary content and books. Among his most recent books are The 1803-Hatian Flag and Black Freedom Series with accompanying curriculum workbooks (K-12).
Berwick has written, produced, directed and acted in numerous stage productions. As a playwright, his plays reveal the true essence of reality by fusing his visionary mind with the power of interpreting hands. He has released a poetry book and four spoken word CDs. Under his leadership Evoke180 LLC and Evoke180 Publishing was founded in 2004 to fuse pieces of the arts and multiculturalism into well-blended productions for the international community.
Writing creates power through the imagination.