Mari Evans

Mari Evans is the author of numerous poems, childrens books and plays. She also wrote and directed the television series "The Black Experience" from 1968 to 1973. Social Activist.


"there's endive there
cottage cheese . . .
                    (whew! if I had some
                    black-eyed peas. . . )
there's sardines
on the shelves
and such . . .
get my anchovies. . .
they cost
too much!
                    (me get the
                    anchovies indeed!
                    what she think, she got --
                    a bird to feed?"


- Mari Evans, When in Rome