Marian Hayes is a poet and visual artist who has created a many textile artworks. Her face is featured among the thousands on Pena's water sculpture in Millennium Park. She has collaborated with Malachi Thompson, and she performed her poem "An Elevated Cry," as part of Thompson's CD entitled 47th Street. Marian teaches quilt making at Chicago State University.
Marian Hayes and E. Norris are giving a multilingual (English / French / Wolof) poetry reading at 32nd&Urban on October 27.