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Curiously Strong

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 06.14.2016 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

With my retirement on June 30 barely a heartbeat away, it is, as the hash-tag says, getting real. Each day has the tinge of poignancy, of last times...

20 Black Poets You Should Know (And Love)

The Root | Hope Wabuke | Posted 04.16.2015 | Black Voices

In 1996 the Academy of American Poets dubbed April National Poetry Month to celebrate the richness of American poetry. In its honor, here are 20 black...

To See in Color

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 02.10.2015 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

As a white person, I will never know the sting of racial aggression, micro or macro, but I can learn to recognize my biases, to educate myself and even dare, as Rankine's brilliant work suggests, "to see in color."

Talking With Roger Reeves: A Pawn, a Poet, a King

Ru Freeman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Home
Ru Freeman

"If one is obsessed with finger puppets, one will write about finger puppets. My obsession happens to be the intersection of politics, subjectivity, aesthetics and race."

GET VERSED With the Youth of InsideOut

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 07.21.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Shakespeare? Jazz? Poetry? Radio broadcasting? Vocal music? Video production? Yes, yes, and more yesses. All of these are coming soon, summer into fall, to Detroit teens through the Detroit School of Arts.

Congratulations, Naomi Long Madgett

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.31.2012 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

We at InsideOut Literary Arts gave a cheer at the news that Naomi Long Madgett was awarded the 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist Award. She continues to be a powerful, generous force for poetry in Detroit and around the country.