In 2016, Maize Books published Looping Detroit: A People Mover Travelogue, by Nick Tobier. This week, Tobier and his newest book were featured on Living Writers, a WCBN radio program hosted by T. Hetzel.
Looping Detroit is a compilation of observations made by writers and artists, invited to ride the People Mover and ruminate on one of its thirteen stops. From Grand Circus Park to Greektown to Joe Louis to Time Square and back to Grand Circus Park, the People Mover completes its 2.94-mile route, reminding us that the megalith might have more poetic resonance than practical utility. Tobier, a professor at the Stamps School of Art and Design, invites us to engage in the social lives of public places and to build connections beyond the loop of complacency and routine.
Maize Books, an imprint of Michigan Publishing, is designed for and dedicated to members of the University of Michigan community seeking to share their work within and beyond the academy.
Looping Detroit: A People-Mover Travelogue is freely available to read online. Print copies of the book may be purchased on Amazon.
Living Writers airs every Wednesday, 5-6 p.m.(EST) on WCBN-FM, 88.3 Ann Arbor. The program can be live-streamed, or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes to listen later.