M. L. Liebler

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Detroit, MI
Michigan US

Author's Bio

M. L. Liebler is an internationally known Detroit poet, university professor, literary arts activist. He is the author of 13 books, and he is St. Clair Shores’ (his hometown) first Poet Laureate. Liebler has taught English and Labor Studies at Wayne State University since 1980, and he is the founding director of both The National Writer's Voice Project in Detroit and the Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers. He received The Barnes & Noble Poets & Writers Writers for Writers Award. His groundbreaking working class literary anthology from The Coffee House Press (Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams) a Michigan Library Notable Book Award for 2011. www.mlliebler.com

Publications & Prizes


Identity Lessons (Viking, 1999)
Working Words: Punching the Clock & Kicking Out The Jams (Coffee House Press, 2010)
Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream (Wayne State University Press, 2008)

Spoken Word

American Book Review
Novobiersk State University Literary Journal
Prizes won: 

2012 Fulbright Specialist Award
2011 State of Michigan Library Notable Book Award
2010 Barnes & Noble/Poets & Writers Writers for Writers Award.
2009 Paterson Award for Excellence in Litearture

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Unhinged:The Doors by John Densmore

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Children
Born in: 
Raised in: 
St. Clair Shores, MI
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Last update: Aug 02, 2018