Poetry book about Fargo's 1957 tornado gets a reprint and scheduled reading

Jamie Parsley will read from and discuss "Fargo, 1957: An Elegy" during an anniversary event Sunday, June 20

"Fargo, 1957: An Elegy," by Jamie Parsley. North Dakota State University Press / Special to The Forum
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FARGO — A local poet's book about the 1957 tornado that devastated Fargo has been reprinted in time for the 64th anniversary of the deadly event.

North Dakota Associate Poet Laureate Jamie Parsley's book, "Fargo, 1957: An Elegy," was reprinted by North Dakota State University Press and is now available in local bookstores and from NDSU Press . It was originally published in 2010, incorporating poems and photos while chronicling the lives of the 12 victims of the tornado that struck on June 20, 1957, according to a news release.

It was the 10th book of poetry by Parsley, who lives in Fargo and serves as rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Parsley will read from and discuss the book at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20, during the Fargo Tornado Anniversary Activation event sponsored by the Fargo Park District, which is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Broadway Square, 201 Broadway N.

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