So I’m Leaving Detroit.
I moved to Detroit in August of 2013. I’ve talked about some of my experiences here: my cautious optimism, a scary encounter with street harassment, and an extended metaphor attempting to convey the difficulties of the last year. Then there’s the million other Feelings I regularly cycle through that don’t get blogged about.
So here’s the big news, news that shouldn’t be too surprising if you’ve talked to me in the last year: I’m leaving Detroit. I’d rather not have to explain why a million times over, so here’s an email I wrote to my co-curator and collaborator for Motor Signal, the poetry reading series I had a hand in starting here. It explains enough, and is more straightforward than I could be if I was writing this post from scratch.
I don’t think I talk about my personal life much with either of you, but this past year has been a strain on me in many ways. There’s been quite a lot...
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