Queens Council on the Arts featured author, poet to speak at Goostree

Picture of Ekere Tallie, Speaker Goostree SymposiumEkere Tallie will speak at the Annual Goostree Symposium on March 25 at 12:15 p.m. in Martin Hall.

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is the author of Karma’s Footsteps. 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, Listen Up! and Revenge and Forgiveness. Tallie’s work has also 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.

About Karma’s Footsteps

“Ekere Tallie’s new work Karma’s Footsteps is as fierce with fight songs as it is with love songs. Searing with truths from the modern day world she is unafraid of the twelve foot waves that such honesties always manifest. A poet who “refuses to tiptoe” she enters and exits the page sometimes with short concise imagery, sometimes in the arms of delicate memoir. Her words pull the forgotten among us back into the lightning of our eyes.” — Nikky Finney, award-winning American poet


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