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14 comments on “Poetry

  1. Phil says:

    Hey Ekere,
    you are really talented!!! Keep up with your good works…

    Perhaps I’ve got an idea for: how about creating Audio Books in addition? I think that the impact of your work would be even greater if your voice was on it.


    • ekere tallie says:

      Greetings, Phil! I definitely would like to create an audio version of the book. Now if only we could convince my publisher. 🙂 Thank you for your support and your suggestion. I’ll keep you posted.


  2. Your writing is amazing, emotional, and musical, Tallie. I’m on Facebook, WordPress, and even have a website in progress, so I’m still learning to swim. Will you help me?

    Your newest fan,
    La Forrest 🙂

  3. Hellena Post says:

    You’re so beautifully eloquently musically and soulfully talented:) Everytime I read something new from you I cry. Now that’s got to be a good sign. Just this week I’d decided that I was over poets. Went to a poetry competition on our community, and saw a lot of it in a documentary about this town I’m living in, and I was thinking ‘same same, how humdrum’. Then enter you stage left…..and you blow my socks off. I’m not over poetry, I’m over boring poets!!! Which you, dear lady, aren’t. I love the talent that you are:)

  4. Hi, Ekere, I couldn’t find an e-mail address for you anywhere on your site, but hopefully you will get notification of this reply. I’m the guy who spoke with you about Asheville after your reading at Mars Hill College on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. I wanted to suggest several places to contact in Asheville should you be interested in a future reading. The first is the Univ. of North Carolina at Asheville, sponsored, most likely, by either the Women’s Studies program or the English Department. Secondly, a great independent bookstore in Asheville called Malaprops that has a heavy schedule of poetry and fiction readings. And finally, a really great annual Poetry Festival called Word Fest, that brings in poets from all over the country, as well as internationally. The schedule for this is already set for the 2012 festival in May, but it might be something you’d like to get in touch with them about for 2013 or later. As I mentioned to you, Asheville is a remarkable place – visiting western NC without going to Asheville is like visiting Yonkers and Jersey City and missing Manhattan (perhaps a little of an exaggeration, but not much!). I’ll give you the links below for the places I mentioned.

    Your poetry is powerful and deeply affecting. I’m very glad to have had the opportunity to hear your reading.

    By the way, I forgot to mention to you something very ironic. You alluded to your love of Nina Simone and read a poem that was a tribute to her. The day following your reading at Mars Hill, this event was taking place at UNC Asheville:



    UNC Asheville – Women’s Studies Program: http://wgss.unca.edu/

    UNC Asheville – English Dept.: http://literature.unca.edu/

    Malaprops Bookstore: https://www.malaprops.com/present-event

    Wordfest Poetry Festival: http://gratefulsteps.com/ashevillewordfest/

    Please let me know that you got this message – my e-mail is: 2Giorgio@BellSouth.net

    • ekere tallie says:

      Greetings! It was such a gift meeting you at Mars Hill. You are a true ally and those are wonderful to come by. Thank you for all of this great information. I am going to see what we can make happen in North Carolina next year!

      My friend and I actually decided to hang out in Asheville after the reading. We had a great meal there and I got a feel for the city. I hope to see you again in 2013!


  5. For some reason this text was deleted from the previous reply. Here it is:

    Biographer of Tryon-born Singer and Civil Rights Figure Nina Simone to Speak at UNC Asheville
    March 27, 2012

    Nadine Cohodas, author of the Nina Simone biography, Princess Noire: The Tumultous Reign of Nina Simone, will discuss the Tryon-born singer, pianist and civil rights movement figure, in a lecture at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, Mountain Suites. The lecture is free and open to the public.

  6. Randomology says:

    Amazing work! Cannot wait to see you at TAMIU next month!

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