Imani

"I think it’s important to tell Detroit's stories. To push different narratives, because a lot of them aren’t at the forefront. Poetry puts them front and center. It’s in your face. It’s hard to ignore." Imani Nichele is our 2018 Detroit Youth Poet Laureate [...]

Eldric

“I'm excited to share my voice, my writing, and my passion to express issues other people are afraid to talk about. I'm hoping that people who are afraid to share their voice will see me sharing mine and be inspired.” Eldric Laron, one of [...]

Hajjar

“Aside from finding yourself, writing is a great coping mechanism, and it allows you to see the world around you differently. I don't think I've felt this sense of community anywhere else.” InsideOut’s 2017 Detroit Youth Poet Laureate, Hajjar Baban, is a Pakistani-born, Afghan-Kurdish [...]