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
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
be sure to check out their Poem
A Day Project, or at their website.
ANGEL by Robert Fanning
BOWL by Terry Blackhawk
Soup by Peter Markus
About the Authors
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.
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.)