Between The Lines

WMUK's weekly show on the literary community in Southwest Michigan. Between The Lines airs on Tuesdays at 7:50 a.m., 11:50 a.m., and 4:20 p.m.

Laurie Hollinger / RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU

Why are we so fascinated by shipwrecks? Poet Cindy Hunter Morgan's fascination with them led to a new poetry collection called Harborless (Wayne State University Press, March 2017). With each poem, she deep dives into another Great Lakes shipwreck. Most are real, a few imaginary, but each is seen from a unique perspective.

Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo

What does the average American really know about Muslims and the religion of Islam? For all that we hear in the news every day, misperceptions abound. But a Michigan writer hopes to change that.

Kalamazoo College

Beloved poet and Kalamazoo College professor Conrad Hilberry died on January 11, 2017, at the age of 88. Hilberry was the author of 11 volumes of poetry as well as a nonfiction book about crime mystery. However, he may be remembered most for his mentoring of other poets.

Fleda Brown

Fleda Brown is a cancer survivor. Being a writer, she wrote her way through her illness and found that doing so gave her the strength and courage to get her through the journey back to wellness. Her book is called My Wobbly Bicycle: Meditations on Cancer and the Creative Life (Mission Point Press, 2016).

Angela Gross

Joseph Gross is the director of the Ransom District Library in Plainwell, where the kids call him “Mr. Joe.” But he’s also a poet and his first poetry collection, Everything at Rest is Waiting to Move, was recently published by Celery City Chapbooks.