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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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Words like Thunder

New and Used Anishinaabe Prayers

Lois Beardslee

Modern Native American poetry and prose that celebrate the successes, while acknowledging contemporary, ongoing challenges.

Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347485
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347492

I Have the Answer

Stories by Kelly Fordon

Short stories that manage to feel both fantastical and disturbingly familiar.

Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347522
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347539

Gut Botany

Poems by Petra Kuppers

Poetry that inhabits and queers bodies and lands in an ecosomatic investigation.

Paperback
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347638
eBOOK
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347645

Grief's Country

A Memoir in Pieces

Gail Griffin

An intimate look at widowhood.

Paperback
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780814347393
eBOOK
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780814347409

These are Love(d) Letters

Ames Hawkins

Intimate and unwavering exploration of love, loss, and the queer possibilities inherent in artistic aspiration.

Paperback
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347263
eBOOK
Available October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347270

come see about me, marvin

poems by brian g. gilmore

An imagined personal exchange with Marvin Gaye, in verse, on life in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
eBOOK
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232

Teacher/Pizza Guy

Poems by Jeff Kass

Explores the emotional and physical labor necessary to work nights as a pizza delivery driver and days as a high school English teacher.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347157
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347164

Black Indian

A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan

A moving memoir exploring one family’s legacy of African Americans with American Indian roots.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818

Shades

Detroit Love Stories

Esperanza Cintrón

Interconnected stories exploring life, love, and passion in an ever-changing community.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346884
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346891

The Desk on the Sea

A Memoir by Jonathan Johnson

Meditations on life and death from the shores of Lake Superior to the North Sea.

Paperback
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346655
eBOOK
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346662

Unblinking

Stories by Lisa Lenzo

An unflinching look at race, class, life after death, disability, and family.

Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346716
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346723
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Night Manual

Poems by David Hornibrook

Reflections on grief, family, and faith set against the seasonal changes and landscapes of Michigan.

Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346624
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346631

Saint Peter and the Goldfinch

Poems by Jack Ridl

A collection of meditations and reflections on being.

Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346457
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346464

Ragged Anthem

Poems by Chris Dombrowski

Searing new poems from a vital American voice.

Paperback
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346532
eBOOK
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346549

Welcome to Replica Dodge

A Memoir by Natalie Ruth Joynton

A story about place, interfaith, and what it means to come home.

Paperback
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345573
eBOOK
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345580
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I Got to Keep Moving

Stories by Bill Harris

African American characters navigate a physical and spiritual journey beginning in the antebellum South.

Paperback
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345931
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345948
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Elemental

A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction

Edited by Anne-Marie Oomen

New creative nonfiction by some of Michigan’s most well-known and highly acclaimed authors.

Paperback
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345672
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345689

Stiff

Stories by Steve Hughes

Surreal stories highlighting the struggle of carving out a home for one’s self.

Paperback
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345887
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345894
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Premonitions

Poems by Elizabeth Schmuhl

An intimate look at a woman on the verge who is in tune with her body and nature.

Paperback
Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344989
eBOOK
Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344996
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Meet Behind Mars

Stories by Renee Simms

Explores the bonds of family, neighbors, lovers, and friends as they are tested in new environments.

Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345122
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345139

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