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Motor Signal: Imani Mixon & Aisha Sabatini Sloan

The Motor Signal Reading Series jolts the poetry reading out of its conventional form. Motor Signal invites local poets to read their work, but it goes beyond a typical poetry reading by involving the audience in an activity of literary co-creation. Join us for our final reading of 2019 with Imani Mixon and Aisha Sabatini Sloan.

Imani Mixon is a Detroit-based and embraced writer who explores stories of acquiring and returning, necessity and desire, and the overwhelming coolness of all things Black. She is becoming the writer, poet, and person she has needed all along.

Imani Mixon is a Detroit-based and embraced writer who explores stories of acquiring and returning, necessity and desire, and the overwhelming coolness of all things Black. She is becoming the writer, poet, and person she has needed all along.

Aisha Sabatini Sloan is the author of  The Fluency of Light  (2013) and  Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit  (2017) .  Her most recent book of essays was nominated for the University of Iowa's Essay Prize and won the CLMP Firecracker award for nonfiction .  She is the Helen Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Nonfiction at the University of Michigan.

Aisha Sabatini Sloan is the author of The Fluency of Light (2013) and Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit (2017)Her most recent book of essays was nominated for the University of Iowa's Essay Prize and won the CLMP Firecracker award for nonfictionShe is the Helen Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Nonfiction at the University of Michigan.