The Motor Signal poetry series is sponsored by Literary Detroit and hosted by Signal-Return. Motor Signal jolts the poetry reading out of its conventional form, inviting poets to invite poets who in turn invite the audience to play with language alongside them. Readers bring their poems & stories to life by mixing in impromptu performance, audience participation, communal composition, word games, interactive lessons, group storytelling, and more.
This month's readers are Perry Janes and Chace Morris.
Perry Janes is a poet and filmmaker born and raised in metro-Detroit. His work has appeared in several journals, including Prairie Schooner, Glimmer Train, and The Collagist, among others. Janes' honors include Hopwood Awards in both Poetry and Screenwriting from The University of Michigan, as well as an AMPAS 2013 Student Academy Award for his short film ZUG.
Chace “Mic Write” Morris, a slam poet, is the 2010 Detroit Grand Slam Champion and the 2010 Rustbelt Individual Slam Champion, and is a former member of four Detroit National Slam Teams. Morris was featured in the Metro Times list of “Top 5 Poets in Detroit” and has opened for acts such as Talib Kweli, The Last Poets, and RZA of the Wu Tang Clan. Morris is a member of the acclaimed hip-hop collective Cold Men Young and is a writer-in-residence with InsideOut Literary Arts Project, teaching creative writing in local schools.
Free and open to the public. Registration is NOT required.
There are 3 more dates for this series, and we will supply more information as poets are confirmed. Mark them down!
Transmission 4/May 13
Transmission 5/June 19
Transmission 6/July 17