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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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How Other People Make Love

Stories by Thisbe Nissen

Love stories wherein people ask themselves: what is love?

Paperback
Available April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348369
$18.99
eBOOK
Available April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348376

When the Heart Needs a Stunt Double

Poems by Diane DeCillis

Poems about being a survivor and the choices we make to protect ourselves, our homes, and our hearts.

Paperback
Available April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348321
$16.99
eBOOK
Available April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348338

You Are My Joy and Pain

Love Poems

Naomi Long Madgett

A collection of lyrical love poems showing Detroit’s poet laureate at the peak of her career.

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Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348017
$16.99
eBOOK
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348024

A Fine Canopy

Poems by Alison Swan

A collection that focuses on the natural world, these are poems of wilderness and of wildness.

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Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348062
$16.99
eBOOK
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348079

You're in the Wrong Place

Stories by Joseph Harris

A lyrical deconstruction of postindustrial American life.

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Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814348086
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814348093

Words like Thunder

New and Used Anishinaabe Prayers

Lois Beardslee

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

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Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347485
$15.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347492

I Have the Answer

Stories by Kelly Fordon

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

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Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347522
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347539

Grief's Country

A Memoir in Pieces

Gail Griffin

An intimate look at widowhood.

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Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347393
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347409

Gut Botany

Poems by Petra Kuppers

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

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Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347638
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347645
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These are Love(d) Letters

Ames Hawkins

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

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Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347263
$21.99
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Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347270
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come see about me, marvin

poems by brian g. gilmore

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

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Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
$16.99
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Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232
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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.

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Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347157
$16.99
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Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347164
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Black Indian

A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan

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

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Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
$19.99
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Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818
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Shades

Detroit Love Stories

Esperanza Cintrón

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

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346884
$18.99
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.

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Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346655
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346662
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Unblinking

Stories by Lisa Lenzo

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

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Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346716
$18.99
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
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346631

Saint Peter and the Goldfinch

Poems by Jack Ridl

A collection of meditations and reflections on being.

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Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346457
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346464
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Ragged Anthem

Poems by Chris Dombrowski

Searing new poems from a vital American voice.

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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346532
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814346549
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Welcome to Replica Dodge

A Memoir by Natalie Ruth Joynton

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

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Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345573
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345580

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