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Motor City MusicA Detroiter Looks Back$
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Mark Slobin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190882082

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190882082.001.0001

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The City in the Rearview Mirror

The City in the Rearview Mirror

(p.189) 7 The City in the Rearview Mirror
Motor City Music

Mark Slobin

Oxford University Press

This chapter mines the retrospective, reflective work of writers and artists who grew up in Detroit and have looked back at how the city shaped their work, particularly in terms of music. Quotes from poems and writings show how the book and its author’s stake in memory as history and source material is shared by a number of creative Detroiters. Featured artists include Philip Levine, Mike Kelley, Marge Piercy, and Crystal Williams. Philip Levine Mike Kelley

Keywords:   Detroit artists’and writer’s memory work, music history through poetry, writing, and art

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