InsideOut student poet King Bethel wrote a spoken word piece that earned him a $25,000 scholarship from the Detroit Pistons Foundation.
InsideOut Citywide Poets student Charisma recites her poem “Charisma Speaks of Rivers” at the Grand Opening of the Uniroyal Promenade on the Detroit Riverfront in October 2023, inspiring the crowd of community members, politicians, and friends of the Riverfront.
Kweku Abimbola brings his experience as a poet and University of Michigan Civitas Fellow to the InsideOut Writer-in-Residence program. “More than the poetry, editing, and self-awareness skills the Writer-in-Residence Program provides students— I find that the creative independence we afford them to be deeply impactful.”
What I found, in teaching this workshop, is that poetry is something that matters, that helps us make sense, that gives us the permission to say what we might not otherwise say. Senior Writer Peter Markus has worked with youth in Metro Detroit classrooms for…
InsideOut has been inviting guest artists to visit our sites and students for years. These programs expose young poets to new styles and a wide array of artists from different artistic and cultural backgrounds. Guest artists usually facilitate a stand alone workshop and/or open mic,…
In celebration of our 25th anniversary, InsideOut created Poetry for the People – a series of workshops, installations and performances in neighborhoods across the city designed to demystify poetry and engage new audiences in the ways that language can connect to and enrich their lives….