My department hosted a visiting poet-educator this week for a campus event. Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, who goes by Ekere, spoke in a chapel service about the importance of learning to see. She also visited a class, gave a reading, and facilitated a workshop. I wasn’t able to attend everything, but I did go to the workshop and joined her and some other colleagues for dinner on Tuesday night. During Ekere’s chapel talk, she read an excerpt from a novella she has written called Sangria. In the excerpt, the title character describes being pregnant with her son, an experience that left her feeling like there was nothing between her insides–her soul–and the rest of the world. The excerpt ended with a line about how Sangria…