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Detroit: Workers, Teachers, Lovers by William T. Langford IV ***Ritzenhein Emerging Poet Award Winner***
In this bluesy ode to Detroit and its working-class people, William T. Langford IV has crafted a deeply thorough spirit of communal uplift. These poems resonate with “the gospel-growl” of those who still boom and brim within. But this book also demands a worthier way forward by reckoning with a city’s history of loss and abandonment. Fueled by his gifts of lyricism, musicality, and imagination, Langford ignites and warms a future harmony for Detroit that reflects “the dreamwork/ of divergent minds/ in concert.” –Geffrey Davis, Author or Night Angler
“Will’s work builds the type of communities I want to belong to, where everyone is welcomed, held accountable, and celebrated. His poems are the invitation, the tools, and the blueprints.” –Thomas Budday, Poet, Educator, Community Organizer
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"Mary Wells" Live on ABZ WXYZ with Annmarie LaFlamme!
This Original Poem Is Featured in my Forthcoming Chapbook, Detroit: Workers, Teachers, Lovers 📘
The U.S Fulbright Program celebrates its 75th Anniversary with an evening of poetry, featuring Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Rita Dove, and Fulbright alumni, including Will "The Poet" Langford!
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