Detroit poetry program for students receives national award

11/4/2009 | Detroit Free Press

Citywide Poets -- a Detroit after-school program that integrates reading, performing and writing with collaboration between students and professional writers -- received the 2009 Coming Up Taller Award presented by first lady Michelle Obama. The awards honor programs that improve academic scores, life skills and relationships. Citywide Poets was founded by Detroit's InsideOut Literary Arts Project and includes about 55 high-school students.

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