STRAUSS, Gwen. Haitian, b. 1963. Genres: Poetry, Children's fiction. Career: Writer. Park School, Boston, MA, creative writing teacher, 1986-87; Frank Books, Paris, France, editorial assistant, 1992. Publications: Trail of Stones (poems), 1989; The Night Shimmy (children's book), 1991. Contributor of poems, articles, and short stories to periodicals. Address: c/o Publicity Director, Alfred Knopf, 201 East 50th St., New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.