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LTU Night of Poetry on Oct. 29 includes music

Release Date: October 19, 2012

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Detroit poet M.L. Liebler and the Coyote Monk Poetry Band top the bill for the LTU Night of Poetry on Monday, Oct. 29, 7-9 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium in the Science Building.

Liebler is a widely published poet, university professor, literary arts activist and organizer, and author of 13 books including “Wide Awake in Someone Else’s Dream,” which won both the Paterson Poetry Prize for Literary Excellence and the American Indie Book Award for 2009. He has performed in a dozen countries and most of the 50 states. He was recently selected as Best Detroit Poet by The Detroit Free Press and Metro Times.

Other poets on the program include:

• Jim Ray Daniels, a Warren native and an English professor at Carnegie Mellon University, has won numerous awards for his short stories and poetry, including a ForeWord magazine award for short fiction for “Detroit Tales.” He recently published “Trigger Man: More Tales from The Motor City” and “Having a Little Talk With Capital P Poetry.”

• Joyce Jenkins, a native Detroiter, is editor and publisher of Poetry Flash. Her poems have appeared in many publications, and she has won numerous awards, including the American Book Award and the National Poetry Association’s Distinguished Service to Poets & Poetry Award.

• Richard Kempa is a poet and essayist who teaches writing and philosophy and directs the honors program at Western Wyoming Community College.

• Sara Lamers, senior lecturer in English at LTU, has had more than 50 poems published in literary journals. She is the author of the poetry collection, “A City Without Trees.”

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Bloomberg BusinessWeek lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 20 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.