Dear Continuum


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Dear Continuum: Letters to a Poet Crafting Liberation is a compass for poets and writers interested in weaving social justice and words. These nineteen letters and two essays explore writing, editing, publishing, Tallie’s journey as an artist in the 1990’s poetry scenes in NYC and Atlanta, and the deep connection between writing and life. Dear Continuum is both a practical guide and a companion for writers dedicated to crafting stanzas of resistance.
  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Concourse Press
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692430903
  • Cover art: Crystal Clarity

“Generous in sharing her experiences and fears, she maps the locales, relationships, books, music, and spiritual touchstones of her coming to writing. Here, the developing poet will find the kind of encouragement and guidance one looks  for from a mentor.”  -Sharan Strange, Author of Ash, Creative Writing Faculty, Spelman College

“Ekere calls on the  spirits of her poetic forebears: Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka, Lucille Clifton and Sonia   Sanchez, to join in as one communal voice championing the heroism and self-expression.”  -Dr. Jeffery D. Mack, Associate Professor of English, Albany State University

“Tallie’s knowledge, experience and deep insight caused me to wish that  as a young, ’60s poet, I’d had the good fortune to receive such a spiritual and literary gift.   Yes, our elders spoke to us, but few, if any, wrote to our generation with such compassionate understanding.” -Askia M. Touré, Poet, Activist, Djali, Co-founder of the Black Arts Movement  

“Ekere’s inspired and compassionate words illuminate a  grounded path of courage and self-care, offering each reader wise counsel to sustain them for the long haul.” -Camisha Jones, Poet, Split This Rock Managing Director









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