Project Participants


“Detroit artists and writers have always taken the responsibility to nurture the next generation, sharing their knowledge of music, life, and moral responsibility.”  Bill Harris

“Writing is part of a discussion. Jazz is part of a discussion. Play your poetry. Play your jazz. Engage the group…Jazz music has taught Americans how to live together; it spawned a democratic vision of America.”  George Tysh

“Ones cultural context will determine artistic expression in form, content, and articulation….At Wayne State University, we had inter-ethnic cultural interaction.”  Melba Joyce Boyd

“Our poetry is liberating, defensive, functional, and political…I would love to be a threat to the government.” Ken Mikolowski