a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society

Section I: Growth and some death

Detroit Industry Mural Detail – Diego Rivera

Editor’s Note:

The poems and prose in this section contribute to our feeling for the history and early days of the Rust Belt.  Each piece tells a story, each creates a feeling of that time of promise and threat. We reflect on what came before.  What moved rock, forest and peoples?  What attraction drew labor? How did people mix? What was proud about being at the mill?

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