Read “To all of my sisters,” a poem submitted to Metro Times by former Mich. prisoner Sylvester Long

July 9, 2014
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Read “To all of my sisters,” a poem submitted to Metro Times by former Mich. prisoner Sylvester Long

Sylvester Long was born and raised in Detroit. In 1985, at age 26, he went to prison, and served 15 years in 16 different Michigan facilities. “To all of my sisters” is a poem he wrote in 1986, while incarcerated. He sent it to MT last week. It moved us, so we thought we’d...
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New Poetry Zine

April 8, 2014
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New Poetry Zine

Somebody sent it here. We’re no fans of poetry, and we usually take all submissions of poetry chapbooks and zine and grind them up for goat food. But on the off chance that some of our readers like poetry or zines (or both) we thought we’d describe it at least. It’s called Cruel Garters, and...
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Detroit Poet in the War Zone: M. L. Liebler Rides the Kandahar Beat # 6

May 13, 2012
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Detroit Poet in the War Zone: M. L. Liebler Rides the Kandahar Beat # 6

I met some very hip writers Kabul filmmakers, painters and musicians at the Afghan Cultural House (the MOCAD of Kabul) http://ach.af/. I performed a few poems for them, which they said, “We like! We Like!” I did some “Blood in the Moon” (they seem very biggly on both blood and the moon over here)....
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Detroit Poet in the War Zone: M. L. Liebler Rides the Kabul & Jalabad Beats #5

May 13, 2012
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Detroit Poet in the War Zone: M. L. Liebler Rides the Kabul & Jalabad Beats #5

Hey Ya Detroit! M. L. Liebler has officially left The Stan & the Barracks. Let the blogging continue: I traveled out to Orange Blossom country in beautiful Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province. Jalalabad is a stone’s through from the famous Kyber Pass which is the gateway to Pakistan. We helicoptered in from Kabul passing over...
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Detroit Poet in the War Zone: M. L. Liebler Rides the Kabul Beat # 4

May 10, 2012
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Detroit Poet in the War Zone: M. L. Liebler Rides the Kabul Beat # 4

For security reason, I am going to temporarily  suspend my Blogging until I leave Afghanistan. I have some MT Blogs stored up that I can post soon. Stand by…. I have some interesting  and very cool literary arts stories to share with my friends and interested folks. I just did a gig at The...
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Detroit Poet in the War Zone: M.L. Liebler Rides the Kabul Beat # 3

May 7, 2012
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Detroit Poet in the War Zone: M.L. Liebler Rides the Kabul Beat # 3

Yesterday was a productive and very interesting day. I spent Sunday morning with the wonderful women writers of The Afghan Women Writers’ Project. We met in an undisclosed location in a neighborhood in Kabul as the women are all writing poetry about their life experiences anonymously. They shared some of their writing with me...
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