Monument to Joe Louis, downtown Detroit


Detroit: An Index (essay, Pank)

A Complicated Love Letter (prose poem, Prick of the Spindle)

The Birwood Wall (essay, The Collagist)

When You Say you’re from Detroit (poem, Diagram)


Historic Detroit-Informative website which details the history of many of Detroit’s structures.

John K. King BooksThe largest independent bookstore in Michigan, based in Detroit–home to  what Salon calls, “one of the largest and strangest [book] collections in North America.”

Eastern MarketDetroit’s Farmers’ Market since 1891.

Noel NightCommunity festival that takes place in Detroit every December.

Baker’s Keyboard LoungeDetroit’s oldest jazz club in continuous operation.

The Heidelberg ProjectOpen-air urban art environment.

Hamtramck DisneylandFound art sculpture created by Dmytro Szylak, a retired General Motors assembly line worker.

Motor City Blight BustersVolunteer organization that reshapes neighborhoods by tearing down, boarding up, painting or fixing abandoned structures and building sustainable housing.

Young Detroit Builders-Non-profit organization offering education, support services, counseling, leadership development, job and life skills preparation to young people seeking GEDs.

New City FriendsDetroit-based Christian Quaker community.

Le Petit ZincCrêperie and bistro in downtown Detroit.

Motor City BreweryHand-crafted pizza and beer.


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