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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
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Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814341186
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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
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Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340790

An American Map

Essays by Anne-Marie Oomen

Meditative travel essays by Michigan author Anne-Marie Oomen that explore new landscapes across America.

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Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814334201
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814335291

Trespassing

Dirt Stories and Field Notes

Janet Kauffman

Essays and stories that contemplate the exploitation of Michigan’s agricultural landscape by modern factory farms.

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Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814333747
eBOOK
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814335246

Brothers and Beasts

An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales

Edited by Kate Bernheimer
With a Foreword by Maria Tatar and an Afterword by Jack Zipes

Breaks new ground in fairy-tale studies by offering male writers a chance to reflect on their relationships to fairy tales.

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Published: October 2007
ISBN: 9780814332672
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House of Fields

Memories of a Rural Education

Anne-Marie Oomen

The follow-up to Pulling Down the Barn, House of Fields is a collection of evocative personal essays that recall the many facets of a young girl’s formal and informal education in rural Michigan.

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Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814332856
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Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814335666
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Pulling Down the Barn

Memories of a Rural Childhood

Anne-Marie Oomen

Blending artful language and style with the dirt, blood, and sweat of farm life, this collection of essays tells a moving story of growing up in rural Michigan.

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Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814332337
eBOOK
Published: July 2004
ISBN: 9780814335796

Under the Influence of Water

Poems, Essays, and Stories

Michael Delp
Illustrations by Ladislav R. Hanka

Under the Influence of Water is about moments—how time goes away on a river.

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Published: July 1992
ISBN: 9780814323915

The Situation in Flushing

By Edmund G. Love
Foreword by Judd Arnett

In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it.

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Published: October 1987
ISBN: 9780814319178