In our continued effort to support the arts in Detroit, thedetroiter.com and Elitist Publications are collaborating to showcase local authors and their works.

Submissions to thedetroiter.com's
new lit section can be made
C/O Elitist Publications
869 Longfellow
Detroit, Michigan

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April's Selections:
InsideOut Literary Arts Project

SPOILER ALERT!!: In just a few short weeks, the people who make the InsideOut Literary Arts Project possible, will be bringing a new feature to thedetroiter.com's pages …Kid Lit!

The InsideOut Literary Arts Project has been nurturing young Detroit writers for over ten years now. While we're looking forward to them sharing Kid Lit with us soon, we thought it a perfect time to showcase here at thedetroiter.com the work of a few of the individuals who are helping to nurture the city's young writers. - Eric Novack, Editor

(Also, be sure to check out their Poem A Day Project, or at their website.

SKYLINE ANGEL by Robert Fanning

ANASAZI BOWL by Terry Blackhawk

Mud Soup by Peter Markus

About the Authors

Robert Fanning is the Program Director for the InsideOut Literary Arts Project. In 2003, The Ledge Press published his chapbook Old Bright Wheel, winner of the Ledge Press Poetry Award. Robert's poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Poetry, Ploughshares and Artword Quarterly. He recently completed another chapbook entitled American Prophet.

Terry Blackhawk is the Executive Director and Founder of InsideOut Literary Arts Project. Her third collection, Escape Artist, was the winner of BkMk Press's 2003 John Ciardi Prize. Her poetry has appeared widely in such journals as Nimrod, Michigan Quarterly Review, and the Southern Poetry Review. Her poem Anasazi Bowl is from her collection Body and Field.

Peter Markus is the Senior Writer-in-Residence at InsideOut Literary Arts Project. He is the author of The Moon is a Lighthouse (New Michigan Press), Good Brother (AWOL Press), and Still Lives with Whiskey Bottle (March Street Press). His stories and poems have appeared in a number of literary journals including Black Warrior Review, Northwest Review and American Journal of Print. Peter's piece Mud Soup is from his forthcoming collection of fictions The Singing Fish due out this May from Calamari Press. (For more info, please click here.)

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