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Poetry reading on campus tonight

Posted on March 12, 2014

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Women’s and Gender Studies program and the MSUM Women’s Center is sponsoring a poetry reading by Mariahedessa Ekere Tallie.

CMU 101, MSUM (free and open to the public)
March 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Q&A and book signing to follow)

More info at www.ekeretallie.com

Bio
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is the author of Karma’s Footsteps (Flipped Eye Publishing, 2011). She is the Poetry Editor of African Voices literary magazine. Her work deals with silence, sexism, and racism and has been published in Crab Orchard Review, BOMB, Paris/Atlantic, Go, Tell Michelle (SUNY), Listen Up! (One World Ballantine) and Revenge and Forgiveness (Henry Holt). Tallie’s work has been the subject of a short film “I Leave My Colors Everywhere.” In 2013 she was chosen as one of five featured artists in the Queens Art Express project sponsored by the Queens Council on the Arts. A student of herbalism and agriculture. Tallie was awarded a grant in 2010 by the Queens Council on the Arts for “Osain’s Children,” her work on herbalists of the African Diaspora.

Additional support for this event comes from the S. G Comstock Fund, the English Department, the College of Arts, Media & Communications, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, all at Minnesota State University Moorhead.


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