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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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Hadha Baladuna

Arab American Narratives of Boundary and Belonging

Edited by Ghassan Zeineddine, Nabeel Abraham, and Sally Howell

Essays and poems exploring the diverse range of the Arab American experience.

Paperback
Available June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349250
$24.95
eBOOK
Available June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349267

Raising Bean

Essays on Laughing and Living

W. S. Penn

Essays from a Native American grandfather to help navigate life’s difficult experiences.

Paperback
Available June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349304
$18.99
eBOOK
Available June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349311

Far Company

Poems by Cindy Hunter Morgan

Poems that underscore how we commune with those long loved and long gone.

Paperback
Available May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349526
$16.99
eBOOK
Available May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349533

You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Lyrical, hilarious, and heartbreaking collection exploring Asian American identity, love, community, and power.

Paperback
Available March 2022
ISBN: 9780814349410
$18.99
eBOOK
Available March 2022
ISBN: 9780814349427

Mortality, with Friends

Essays by Fleda Brown

A collection of intensely personal lyrical essays about mortality, living well, art, and love.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348741
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348758

When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds

Poems by Peter Markus

A luminous and heartfelt collection of mourning poetry.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348505
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348512

Gun/Shy

Poems by Jim Daniels

Poems that seek stability in family and community while coping with a country full of conflict and change.

Paperback
Published: August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348789
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348796

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
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348321
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348338

How Other People Make Love

Stories by Thisbe Nissen

Love stories wherein people ask themselves: what is love?

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

A Fine Canopy

Poems by Alison Swan

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

Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348062
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348079

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.

Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348017
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348024
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You're in the Wrong Place

Stories by Joseph Harris

A lyrical deconstruction of postindustrial American life.

Paperback
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814348086
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814348093
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Words like Thunder

New and Used Anishinaabe Prayers

Lois Beardslee

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

Paperback
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347485
$15.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347492
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I Have the Answer

Stories by Kelly Fordon

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

Paperback
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347522
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347539
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Grief's Country

A Memoir in Pieces

Gail Griffin

An intimate look at widowhood.

Paperback
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347393
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347409
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Gut Botany

Poems by Petra Kuppers

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

Paperback
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.

Paperback
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347263
$21.99
eBOOK
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.

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

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818
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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.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347157
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347164

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