Marcus Elliot
2020 Kresge Artist Fellow
Judy Bowman
2021 Kresge Artist Fellow
Oksana Mirzoyan
2016 Kresge Artist Fellow
Sabrina Nelson
2021 Kresge Artist Fellow
M. Saffell Gardner
2015 Kresge Artist Fellow
Chi Amen-Ra
2016 Kresge Artist Fellow
Marie T. Hermann
2013 Kresge Artist Fellow
Thank You So Much For Coming
2021 Gilda Award
Tiff Massey
2015 Kresge Artist Fellow
Cinnamon Triano
2021 Gilda Award
Cover art by Leila Abdelrazaq
Cover art by Leila Abdelrazaq

2022 Detroit Metro Times Fiction Issue

For the third year in a row, Detroit Metro Times and Kresge Arts in Detroit have coordinated to spotlight Detroit artists, including many who have received Kresge Eminent Artist Awards, Kresge Artist Fellowships, or Gilda Awards.

This year’s issue showcases 20 established and exciting up-and-coming writers, poets, and visual artists creating work around the theme of “conjuring future visions.” The theme provides space for speculative considerations of what’s to come. Contributions include visual art, a fable, a sonnet, a sermon, and a meditation, all of which imagine distinct futures occupying the bleak, bright, and unknown.

“For the first two years, the writing was very much in deep reflection on the loss and disruption of the pandemic,” says editor and 2019 Kresge Artist Fellow Nandi Comer, “This year as the world adapts to the new reality, this issue is a reflection of our community’s resilience and our ability to imagine a future that is innovative, healing, and resourceful.”

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