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Detroit's first free Write a House goes to Brooklyn poet
Detroit's first free Write a House goes to Brooklyn poet

Nevermind the headlines about water shutoffs and a high-profile murder trial. Casey Rocheteau, a 29-year-old Brooklyn poet, will be packing up her things to move to Detroit in November. She's the first winner of the Write a House Project, launched last year to give free homes to writers who commit to live and work in Detroit. "I think of Detroit [as] this very sort of working-class city that is a hub of creativity," Rocheteau told the Detroit Free Press. "I'm thinking of a city that is currently undergoing this regeneration. It's a city that's seen a lot and taken a lot of abuse." The project purchased a home in foreclosure, partnered with...

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