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“Journeys Poetry Night”: Booksweet Bookshop.:
Four Michigan poets, with many awards and books among them, read work inspired by the theme of journeys. Detroit native Diane DeCillis’s warm, philosophical poems explore loss, survival, and love. Cal Freeman, also a Detroit native, shows a delight in unusual words and constructions in his poems about family life and nature. Ann Arbor poet Zilka Joseph uses fresh eyes and fresh language to describe life after immigrating to the U.S. from India. Oakland University English professor Peter Markus uses a unique lexicon and ritualistic repetition to commune with his dead father in his latest collection. 7:30–9 p.m., Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Free. Preregistration requested at ShopBooksweet.com. 929–4112., . . . . . .