Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and Fox Frazier-Foley in Conversation about Strut

Agape Editions

Fox Frazier-Foley, founding editor-in-chief of Agape Editions, chats with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie about her poetry collection Strut (Agape Editions, 2018), the process of choosing the right press, and how her collection found its home with Agape.

Fox Frazier-Foley: Hi! Ready to talk a little bit about Strut? 

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie: Hi! I’m ready. This heat is doing all kinds of things to us here in New York! Oh my goodness.

FFF: Oh, I thought of you yesterday—you’ve been telling me how hot it is there, and yesterday I saw an article about how the roaches are gonna start flying in NYC because of the heat. Like palmetto bugs!!!

[Both laughing]

MET: I sooooooo gotta get outta here.

FFF: I’m sorry it’s so crazy hot there! It’s hot here, too, but you kinda get used to it. And at least nothing is on fire near me right now…

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