Literature Program

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Earth's Daughters Collective

Jimmie Margaret Gilliam & Trudy Stern


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Jimmie Margaret Gilliam was a co-editor of Earth's Daughters from 1975 to1986. Now Professor Emerita at ECC, she taught English Literature on the College's City Campus from 1971 to 1995. She is co-author of the poetry volume The Rime & Roar of Revolution (as Jimmie Canfield, with Bob Dickens, 1975) and author of the poem/novel Ain't No Bears Out Tonight (as Jimmie Gilliam Canfield, 1984) and Pieces of Bread (as Jimmie Canfield Gilliam, 1987), which was on the Academy of American Poets 1987 Fall Reading List. Her work was featured in Writers At Work, an anthology published by Just Buffalo in 1995 and used in the Buffalo public schools. She has given readings and workshops all over WNY, in Albuquerque, NM, and in her hometown of Asheville, NC. Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications, including the "Poetry Page" of The Buffalo News, Earth's Daughters, The Asheville Poetry Review, Eve Magazine, The July Press, and Black Mountain Review.

Owner of the Elmwood Avenue tea house tru-teas!, tea mistress of Buffalo, artist, and poet Trudy Stern has been a frequent contributor to poetry anthologies and Buffalo literary events for over 30 years. She hosts Poetry at the Tea House on the first Sunday of every month at Insite Gallery, tru-teas!' next-door neighbor at 810 Elmwood. She holds the distinction of being the shortest tenured member of the longest running women's poetry collective and publication, Earth's Daughters. With her partner and husband Michael Morgulis, Trudy illustrated and published folios of broadsides for the inaugural readings for the then fledgling Just Buffalo in early 1978. (In those days, she was known as "Trudy Dreamer.")

Series programmed and organized by ryki zuckerman.

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November and December, 2006 - 2006