Wednesday, March 28, 2012

InsideOut Literary Arts Project Events

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IO Weekends Keep Getting Better


Two signature events at InsideOut Literary Arts conclude their 2012 season this weekend, with a spectacular lineup of writers on the mic.

WIR - 3/30/12 reading 

IO's Writers Reading Series wraps up at the Detroit Artists Market this Friday.

Featuring associate director Alise Alousi, writer-in-residence and special projects coordinator, Kristine Uyeda, along with Heather Harrison and Chace Morris, also writers-in-residence. The series spotlights four different IO writers, whose own creative work exemplifies the depth and energy of IO's programming."InsideOut is grateful for writers who are committed to offering our students their very best, while still working their craft at high levels as authors and award winners,'' says IO Founder & Executive Director Terry Blackhawk. Words will flow, starting at 6pm at the Detroit Artists Market. A $5 suggested donation will help defray the costs. Big thanks to IO's friends at the DAM for hosting the series and helping to spread the art of words.


Scratching the Page

with Riveting Rachel McKibbens

Saturday, March 31, 6 p.m. @ The Virgil Carr Center


Consider author and poet Rachel McKibbens the perfect exclamation point on a fantastic season of visiting guest writers, starting with authors John Murrillo in March and award-winning poet, Gregory Pardlo in April. STP brings nationally known writers to Detroit to workshop with students and to share their work locally. McKibbens reads at 6 p.m at the Carr, 311 E. Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-2145

In review after review, McKibbens is celebrated for her willingness to travel tough territory with a mixture of edginess, elegance and fierce truth.  "Pink Elephant, offers a poetry of pain, survival and, ultimately, self-affirmation,'' according a review in Blog This Rock, the website for Split This Rock Poetry Festival. "Its stories are told unflinchingly, but with touches of sharp, dark humor."



McKibbens, a 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow and Pushcart nominee, teaches poetry and creative writing throughout the country, from housing projects and needle exchanges to high schools, hospitals and universities. Her first collection of poetry, Pink Elephant was published in 2009.

Featured Poet

Kristine Uyeda,

IO Writer-In-Residence




All day they rage: the triceratops,

the tyrannosaurus rex , the brontosaurus;

the lion, the jaguar, the serpent.

At night he carries them tenderly

up the staircase, recovering those failed

in flight as he goes, lays the battle

weary on a table beside his bed

where he lines them up-

the fierce, the terrible, the beloved.




Kristine Uyeda is a Kundiman Fellow whose poems and micro fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Rattle, Cyphers, The Asian Pacific American Journal, BOXCAR Poetry Review,The Collagist, Lantern Review, and A Face to Meet the Faces:  An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry.  She is pursuing her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts and is currently at work on a collection of persona poems inhabited by figures from Greek myth, fairy tales, comic books, and the Bible.



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