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Made in Michigan Writers Series

Series Editors: M. L. Liebler, Wayne State University; Michael Delp, Interlochen Center for the Arts
The Made in Michigan Writers Series is devoted to highlighting the works of distinguished statewide writers to showcase Michigan's diverse voices. The series publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and essays by Michigan writers with the aim of encouraging the recognition of the state's artistic and cultural heritage throughout Michigan, the Midwest, and the nation.

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Rowing Inland

poems by Jim Daniels

Charts the emotional, political, and economic landscapes of the working-class Metro Detroit community and its residents.

Paperback
Available February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342183
eBOOK
Available February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342190

The Bird-while

Poems by Keith Taylor
With illustrations by Tom Pohrt

Short poems that look closely at small moments in a personal history, in art, and in the natural world.

Paperback
Available February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342404
eBOOK
Available February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342411

I Want to Be Once

Poems by M. L. Liebler

Poems that take a poignant look at societal issues and contemporary American topics, such as working-class life and twenty-first century war.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342022
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342039

Sharp Blue Search of Flame

Poems by Zilka Joseph

Stirring, atmospheric poems that journey through memories of growing up in India, and the myth, death, loss, and rebirth that surrounds that experience.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814340493
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814340509

Lying in the River's Dark Bed

The Confluence of the Deadman and the Mad Angler

Poems by Michael Delp

A rollicking meeting of two wildly different yet incredibly similar personas . . . the Deadman in the shape and form of a trickster and the voice of an apprentice river shaman, the Mad Angler.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341988
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341995

Seasonal Roads

Stories by L. E. Kimball

Three generations of women in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula live at the center of this linked short story collection.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341452
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341469

Know the Mother

Stories by Desiree Cooper

Short, searing glimpses of how race and gender shadow even the most intimate moments of women’s lives.

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Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341490
eBOOK
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 9780814341506
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To Light a Fire

20 Years with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project

Edited by Terry Blackhawk and Peter Markus

Twenty-three writers reflect on their experiences working with public school students as part of Detroit’s innovative InsideOut Literary Arts Project.

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Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814341179
eBOOK
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814341186
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Garden for the Blind

Stories by Kelly Fordon

Captivating linked stories that follow a group of characters from an upscale suburb of Detroit over several decades.

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Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814341049
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814341056
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Trumbull Ave.

Poems by Michael Lauchlan

Free verse poems driven by a narrative impulse and informed by decades of work in and around Detroit.

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Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340967
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340974
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Love, Sex, and 4-H

A memoir by Anne-Marie Oomen

A unique take on the tumultuous 1960s from a young woman growing up in rural Michigan.

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Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340783
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340790
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Weweni

Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin

Modern Anishinaabemowin poetry in conversation with English translation.

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Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340387
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340394
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That That

Poems by Ken Mikolowski

Playful and profound short poems inspired by everyday insights and philosophical concerns.

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Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340653
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340660
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Strange Love

Stories by Lisa Lenzo

Complex, comical, and poignant linked stories about a mother and daughter’s attempts to find love.

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Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340172
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340189
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Quality Snacks

Stories by Andy Mozina

Stories about the pursuit of all kinds of gratification—from cheap and immoral to expensive and emotionally satisfying.

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Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340158
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340165
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Strings Attached

Poems by Diane DeCillis

Poems that consider threads of emotional attachment and separation against a backdrop of art, food, and Lebanese culture.

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Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340134
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Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340141
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Making Callaloo in Detroit

Stories by Lolita Hernandez

Stories of hope and quirky survival in the city of Detroit colored by Caribbean culture and memory.

Paperback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814339695
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814339701

Until the Full Moon Has Its Say

Poems by Conrad Hilberry

Formally sophisticated poems trace the arduous journey from grief to a renewed appreciation of life.

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Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814340240
eBOOK
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814340257
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The Way North

Collected Upper Peninsula New Works

Edited by Ron Riekki

A stunning collection of previously unpublished works that provide snapshots of life in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338650
eBOOK
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9780814338667
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Living Together

Short Stories and a Novella by Gloria Whelan

New from National Book Award-winner Gloria Whelan, stories that explore the unexpected and sometimes amazing ways we live together.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338964
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338971

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