Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001 (African American Life)

Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001 (African American Life)

Authors: Melba Joyce Boyd, M.L. Liebler, Sarah Addae, Saladin Ahmed, Ron Allen, Alise Alousi, Mitzi Alvin, Olivia V. Ambrogio, Alvin Aubert, Irvine Barat, Faraq Z. Bey, Sadio Bey, Terry Blackhawk, Jill Witherspoon Boyer, William Boyer, Donna Brook, James Burdine, Anthony Butts, Mary Ann Cameron, Norene Cashen, Leon Chamberlain, Hayan Charara, Esperanza Malave Cintron, James Clay, Andrei Codrescu, Walter Cox, Stella Crews, Robert Dana, Jim Daniels, Toi Derricotte, Mark Donovan, Gloria Dyc, Henrietta Epstein, Linda Nemec Foster, Larry Gabriel, Joan Gartland, José Garza, Dan Georgakas, Charles A. Gervin, Michele Gibbs, Perri Giovannucci, Maurice Greenia Jr., Jim Gustafson, Aurora Harris, Bill Harris, Kaleema Hasan, Robert Hayden, Errol A. Henderson, Barbara Henning, Lolita Hernandez, Jerry Herron, Ellen Hildreth, Edward Hirsch, Ann Holdreith, Daniel Hughes, Kim Hunter, Clark Iverson, Murray Jackson, Geoffrey Jacques, Lawrence Joseph, Nubia Kai, Aneb Kgositsile, Faye Kicknosway, Margo Lagattuta, Oliver Lagrone, Christine Lahey, Michael Lauchlan, Janet Lawless, Philip Levine, Naomi Long Madgett, Mike Madias, Peter Markus, Marc Maurus, Judith McCombs, Raymond P. McKinney, Ken Mikolowski, Derek P. Miller, Mary Minock, Christine Monhollen, Wardell Montgomery Jr., Jessica Care Moore, Jan Mordenski, Edward Morin, Ted Nagy, Schaarazetta Natelege, David J. Nelson, Kristin Palm, Ted Pearson, Sarah Jeanne Peters, Tom Peters Jr., Lawrence Pike, Aaron Ibin Pori Pitts, Sonya Marie Pouncy, Dudley Randall, Kevin Rashid, Marilynn Rashid, Eugene B. Redmond, John R. Reed, Leslie Reese, Rod Reinhart, Judith Roche, Michele Valerie Ronnick, Irene Rosemond, Michael Ashton Rosemond, John Rybicki, Osvaldo R. Sabino, Jacqueline Rae Rawlson Sanchez, Trinidad Sanchez, Steven Schreiner, Denise Sedman, Poet Semaj, Dennis Shea, John Sinclair, Ella Singer, W.D. Snodgrass, Elizabeth Anne Socolow, Keith Carter Sterling, Renee Tambeau, Teresa Tan, Dennis Teichman, Stephen Tudor, Chris Tysh, George Tysh, Melanie Van Der Tuin, Hlida Vest, Anca Vlasopolos, Rayfield Waller, David Watson, Barrett Watten, Kim Webb, Mary Ann Wehler, Karen Williams, Tyrone Williams, Willie Williams

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Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001 (African American Life)Do poets' surroundings shape their viewpoint and work? Abandon Automobile seeks to address this question by bringing together the work of more than one hundred of Detroit's most acclaimed and accessible poets. Writing about location as if it were a living entity, these poets visualize Detroit as a variety of complex archetypes-the city becomes a savior, a beast, a nurturing mother, a seductress, a friend, an enemy. Like the city itself, the poetry represented is diverse and the poems are by turns tender, forceful, introspective, and vital. In the introduction to the volume, Melba Joyce Boyd and M. L. Liebler show how Detroit's poetry scene has changed over the years to embrace political movements and cultural transformations. Readers will find that one doesn't need to be a Detroit native to enjoy the many themes of this anthology. The exciting range of voices represented in this collection will appeal to anyone i

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