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Michele Oka Doner

From the archive: 2016 Michele Oka Doner talks about her photobook Into the Mysterium (Regan Arts).  We talk about curiosity and wonder, her life-long study of the natural world, and Miami Beach.We also talk about being a student at Michigan in the 60s. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/afn7swhl64ldoj5qak76u54xfl896kup.mp3 Download Audio Original airdate: November 2, 2016 For more about this …

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Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan reads from DREAMING OF RAMADI IN DETROIT (1913 Press 2017). We talk about interconnectedness, vulnerability,  art, Galway Kinnell, and a Detroit ride-along.

Ken Mikolowski

Michigan’s own Ken Mikolowski talks about 50 Years of The Alternative Press. We talk about free poems + functional art, mission and passion. We also talk history, stories and humor. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/znoamlhjaxpcr6c175f0x58v39ye65b6.mp3 Download Audio   Free Poems and Functional Art: 50 Years of The Alternative Press Exhibit in the Audubon Room of Hatcher Graduate Library.

Carolyn Nowak

Carolyn Nowak reads from Girl Town (Top Shelf Productions 2018). We talk about art school, empathy, podcasts, and finding your project.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/97py8ykik03yqxjdqipfe8zc0fqa0a0w.mp3 Download Audio  

Chico MacMurtrie

Chico MacMurtrie discusses his robotic project Border Crossers. We talk about molecular level, not knowing and the moment when machines come to life. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/eja8er31rd0tli3t7ug0hguqtnoga276.mp3 Download Audio  

Lynn Crawford

Detroit novelist and arts writer Lynn Crawford talks about visual art, Detroit, families, fashion, and food. Lynn is the author of Shankus & Kitto A Saga, Solow, Blow, Fortification Resort (a selection of art related sestinas) and the novels Simply Separate People and Simply Separate People Two. She is a Kresge Literary Arts Fellow and a 2016 Rauschenberg Writing Fellow. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/7bjhzcj1bpvbo8yry5pfrk8zkwzwc0fj.mp3 Download For …

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Shanna Merola

Artist and activist Shanna Merola discusses her latest work We All Live Downwind. We talk about collage, art as activism, documentary photography, and research walls.  We also talk about her work with the National Lawyers Guild and Know Your Rights workshops. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/5g03vkhdgfca3kdrqs2q2og97ddzye0r.mp3 Download Audio Click to visit Shanna’s website!

Tyree Guyton

Detroit’s own Tyree Guyton talks about his current exhibits at UMMA The Art of Tyree Guyton: A Thirty-Year Journey and What Time Is It? Tyree Guyton, New Work at the GalleryDAAS. We talk about his amazing Heidelberg Project, grandfather Sam Mackey, magic and vision. And polka dots. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/mh456zljh0xwdfuhht7nu33uleluwbfs.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click …

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Phoebe Gloekner

Phoebe Gloekner reads from The Diary of a Teenage Girl: an account in words and pictures published by North Atlantic Books. We talk about drawing as a kid to a medical illustrator, Crumb and comics, a child’s life, and installations. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/oi8rtz4bcaq8y43v958v4yzzx50jqftu.wav Download Audio