Henry Ford Community College, Part-time Instructor, l980- 1983
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:
Associated Writing Programs
American Association of University Professors
Poetry Society of Michigan Sustaining Member
Awarded 2016 U.S. State Department Cultural and Educational Fulbright Specialist Grant for June 2016 to teach Detroit Studies and Culture at Leuphana University of Luneberg, Germany / lectures and classroom visits 4 June – 20 June 2016.
Awarded 2016-2017 Learning Community Grant for The Motown & Global Detroit Living Authors Learning Community and classes by The Provost’s Office for Retention Program 17 March 2016. Awarded Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2016 Mini Arts Grant. 20 February 2016. Selected Wayne State University Humanities Center Resident Scholar status for 2015-2016Awarded Michigan Humanities Council Grant for 4th Annual Midtown Literary Walk. 2015.
Awarded President’s Enhancement Grant for Arts & Humanities. 2014. Wayne State University. Awarded a 2014 U.S. State Department Cultural and Educational Specialist Grant for May 2014 to tour Israel and West Bank for readings, lectures and classroom visits 15 May – 30 May 2014
Wayne State University Student Senate Faculty of the Month April 2014.
Presented by Student Senate President and Dean of Students at Wayne State. Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2014 Literary Arts Grant
State of Michigan Arts Grant. Society of Professional Journalist Features/Cover Story Award for cover story in The Metro Times. Presented 2013 at The Society for Professional Journalism Annual Conference. Troy, MI. The 2013-2014 Knight Foundation Innovative Detroit Arts Award
The Knight Foundation Detroit Program. Miami, FL.
Wayne State University Alumni Faculty Award for Community Service
Fall2013 presented by The WSU Alumni Association.
Awarded Fulbright Specialist Status by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to Teach December 2012 at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Selected by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to Teach during Spring 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan and other Afghanistan cities. May 3-14, 2012.
WSU Student Senate Faculty of the Year Award May 2012.
Selected for Two Year Term, Advisory Board, The Kresge Arts Foundation Individual Artists Award for Metro Detroit 2012-2014.
Awarded Wayne State University President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2011. April 2011. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI
Awarded, State of Michigan Notable Book Award for 2011 by Michigan Library Association.
Awarded Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award 2010 by Poets & Writers, Inc. New York City 18 March 2010.
Awarded a 2010 U.S. State Department Cultural and Educational Specialist Grant for May 2010 to tour Russia for readings, lectures and classroom visits in Novosibirsk, Russia 9 May – 16 May 2010
Awarded a 2010 U.S. State Department Cultural and Educational Specialist Grant for May 2010 to tour Israel for readings, lectures and classroom visits in Arab and Israeli towns and villages from Akko to the Ber Sheeva it in the south. 2 May- 6 May 2010
Awarded 2010-2011 Learning Community Grant for Freshman Composition Courses and Programming by The Provost’s Office for Retention Program March 2010.
Awarded 2010-2011 WSU Provost’s Annual Arts & Humanities Grant for Community Based Arts Programming.
Awarded Indie Excellence Book Award in Los Angeles May 2009 for new book from Wane State University Press.
Awarded The Paterson Poetry Book Prize for Literary Excellence 2009 for new book May 2009.
Awarded a 2009 U.S. State Department Cultural and Educational Specialist Grant for March 2009 to tour Israel for readings, lectures and classroom visits in Arab and Israeli towns and villages from Northern Israel to the Negev Desert in the south.
Awarded 2009-2010 Learning Community Grant for Freshman Composition Courses and Programming by The Provost’s Office for Retention Program
Finalist for The 2009 USA Book Award for Wide Awake in Someone Else’s Dream (Wayne State Press 2008).
Appointed First U.S.A. Public library Artist in Residence for 2000-2009 at The Chelsea District Library System in Chelsea, MI.
Awarded WSU Global Grant for 2008 to establish study abroad programs for WSU Freshman students in The Motown-Stuttgart Learning Community for 2008-2009 school year with University of Stuttgart, Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.
Awarded 2008-2009 Learning Community Grant for Freshman Composition Courses and Programming by The Provost’s Office for Retention Program
U.S. State Department Award to teach Israeli High School Students & Teachers and Help College Professors with ideas for teaching English Literature & American Studies Programs March 2008 in Jerusalem, Beer Sheva, Emiq Yizrael., Akko, Israel.
U.S. State Department Award to teach Israeli High School Students American Studies and Poetry Writing. July 2007 Beer Sheva, Israel.
U.S. State Department Award to teach Israeli High School Students & Teachers and Help College Professors with ideas for teaching English Literature & American Studies Programs March 2007 in Jerusalem, Beer Sheva, Yaffo, and Akko, Israel.
Detroit Writer's Guild Annual Black History Literary Arts. 17 February 2007. Detroit, MI
U.S. State Department Award to teach Israeli High School Students American Studies and Poetry Writing. July 2006. Jerusalem, Israel.
Wayne State University Library has contracted to collect all of my writings and personal papers for their ongoing authors’ archives. 2006.
Named “Best Detroit Poet” by The Detroit Free Press Annual Community Awards for Metro Detroit. Fall 2005.
Awarded, 2005 Paterson Book Award for Literary Excellence by The Paterson Poetry Center in Paterson, NJ.
Awarded, WSU Global Grant 2005 to teach block seminars at Novosibirsk State University (Russia), Ludwig Maximillian University (Munich) and Stuttgart University (Germany) May through June 2005
Named, First Poet Laureate of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (1st Poet laureate in Metro Detroit outside The City of Detroit) April 18, 2005.
Nominated, WSU 2005 Board of Governors Award for new book/CD of poetry from Western Michigan University Press.
Awarded, Editor’s Choice Award for Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest
Poetry Center of Paterson, New Jersey July 2004.
Awarded WSU Global Grant for 2004 to teach Spring 2004 at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany in American Studies Program.
Awarded 2 WSU First Time Freshman Year Seminar classes by Provost’s Office for Winter & Fall 2004 terms.
Invitational Nomination for 2004 & 2005 Pushcart Literary Prize.
Selected to publish in The Pudding House Press “Greatest Hits” Chapbook Series in 2004 (by invitation/nomination only). Columbus, OH.
Awarded-Wayne State University David McKenzie Award for Contributions to WSU and the Detroit Community 2003
Awarded-Wayne State University Global Grant for International Bridge Program 2003 for building American Studies collaborations with The University of Wales-Swansea, University of Munich-Germany and University of Macau-China
Awarded-Wayne Country Arts & Cultural Leadership Award 2002
Finalist for 2002 American Book Award for Wayne State University Press book Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001 Awarded-Resident Scholar at WSU’s Humanities Center 2001-2002
Elected-Executive Board AAUP/AFT Wayne State University 2001-2004
Awarded-State Of Michigan Writers in the Schools Status 2001-2004
Awarded Wayne State University’s Board of Governors’ Special Recognition Award for 2000-2001 for book of poetry
Finalist-The Paterson Book Award 2001-Paterson, NJ
Awarded Artserve of Michigan's Creative Artist Grant for 2001 awarded by The Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs-Lansing, MI - October 1, 2000
Awarded Wayne State University's 1999-2000 College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching
Awarded Summer 2000 Poet-In-Residence Award. Northern Michigan University. Marquette, MI. July 2000.
Invited Author for Gale Research Company's Contemporary American Authors Biography Series. Detroit, MI Summer 2000.
Finalist for both of State of Michigan’s Governor's Arts Award for 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002 for Michigan Artist of the Year and for Michigan's Art Director of the Year for work with YMCA's National Writer's Voice Program.
Nominated for 2001 & 2002 Pushcart Literary Award for poems in several national journals and for poems in new book.
Nominated for 1999 Pushcart Literary Arts Award by The Bottom Dog Press of Bowling Green State University in Ohio
Nominated for 1999-2000 President's Award for Quality Service to WSU Community through The Urban Mission
Nominated for 1998 Pushcart Literary Arts Award by The Bottom Dog Press of Bowling Green State University in Ohio (December 1998).
Honorable Mention, Cranberry Tree Press Chapbook Contest, Windsor, Canada
Received College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award 1996
Nominated for President's Award for Quality Service to WSU
Nominated for WSU Board of Governors Recognition Award 1996
Honorable Mention Award from Poet Magazine 's 1996 Poetry Contest
Nominated for 1996 Pushcart Literary Award in Literature
Received Gold Key Award for Distinguished Faculty from The
Gold Key National Honors Society November 1994 (WSU Chapter)
Received President’s Special Award for Outstanding Service to the University 1992 & 1994
Nominated for WSU Board of Governors Recognition Award 1991 & 1993
C. Courses Taught at Wayne State in Last Five Years 1. Undergraduate
English l0l, l02, 30l (Freshman and Advanced Composition), ll0 (Good Books), 2l0 (Introduction to Poetry), 2l2 (Introduction to Fiction), 231 (Major American Books), 280 (Creative Writing), 303 (Research Paper), 340 (Topic in Literary Themes), 590 (Independent Studies in performance art, poetry, and fiction), English 340 (The Vietnam War through Literature), several UGE l00 courses(University and Its Libraries), ENG 340 (Urban/Labor Literature), Eng 3400 (The Beatles Impact on Popular Culture) Humanities 250 (Intro to Labor Studies) English 383/589 Performance Art/Advanced Creative Writing, English 381/587 Advanced Poetry Seminars & English 680 Master Level Creative Writing Seminar, English 2100 (Freshman Seminar) What’s Going On: The Poetry & Music or Motown and English 2120 Kick Out the James: Rock Fiction. (Freshman Year Seminar).
English 5990 Study Abroad Independent Study Course
English 5860 Creative Writing Topics (Performance Art)
English 5820 (The Internship Practicum)
English 5890 (Playwrighting Seminar)
English 5870 (Advanced Poetry Seminar)
English 6800 (Master Level Writing Workshop)
American Studies 5010 (Vietnam War through Literature, The Beatles &
Their Impact on Popular Culture, Motown Literature & Music, etc).
D. Course or Curriculum Development
Developed & Direct WSU England Study Abroad Spring Break Program 2007-present
Developed New, Innovative Freshman Learning Community Freshman Compositions courses and programs for 2007-2008 & 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-13, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
Developed New Freshman Year Seminars for Winter & Fall 2004
Developed-English 3400: The Beatles & Their Impact on Popular Culture Fall 2002
Developed-English 340: The Sixties: Art & Culture /Fall 1996
Developed Performance Art course (English 383/589) in Fall 1993. Taught
in 1996 & 1999
Developed a new Living Writers Class for Winter 2014 and Fall 2014 as English 2510. Continuing into Fall 2017.
Developed NEW Creative Writing Motown Learning Community
for 2013-2014, 2014-2015 with English 2800 Developed NEW Performance Poetry course for Fall 2013 & Winter 2015 Eng 5860
A. Creative Publications
Liebler, M. L. I Want to Be Once: New Poems. Wayne State University Press. Detroit, MI. April 2016
Liebler, M.L., Delp Michael. (Editors) Bob Seger’s House: An Anthology of Michigan Fiction. Wayne State University Press. Detroit, MI. April 2016
Liebler, M. L. (Editor) Heaven Was Detroit: Essays on Detroit Music from Jazz to Hip Hop & Beyond. Wayne State University Press. Detroit, MI. August 2016
Liebler, M.L. (Editor and Introduction). Poetic Resonance: An Oakwood Hospital Anthology of Writing V. Oakwood Healthcare Organization, Dearborn, MI. January 2011. (online).
Liebler, M.L. (Editor & Author) Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams. Coffeehouse Press, MN . October 2010
Liebler, M.L. (Editor and Introduction). Poetic Resonance: An Oakwood Hospital Anthology of Writing IV. Oakwood Healthcare Organization, Dearborn, MI. January 2010. (online).
Liebler, M.L. Momenti nel Passato che Risplendono/The Moment That Shines. Chapbook. Italian/English The Ridgeway Press. Detroit, MI. April 2010
Liebler, M.L. (Editor and Introduction). Poetic Resonance: An Oakwood Hospital Anthology of Writing III. Oakwood Healthcare Organization, Dearborn, MI. November 2008. (print)
Liebler, M.L, Wide Awake in Someone Else’s Dream. Wayne
State University Press. Detroit, MI. January 2008
Liebler, M.L. (Editor and Introduction). Poetic Resonance: An Oakwood Hospital Anthology of Writing II. Oakwood Healthcare Organization, Dearborn, MI. November 2007. (print)
Liebler, M.L. (Editor and Introduction). Poetic Resonance: An Oakwood Hospital Anthology of Writing I. Oakwood Healthcare Organization, Dearborn, MI. November 2006. (print)
Liebler, M. L. Greatest Hits Chapbook Series. Pudding House Press. Columbus, OH. April 2005
Liebler, M.L. The Fragrant Benediction of Life (bilingual English/Russian). Translated by Alexis Dayen. Chelinsky Press & Review. New York, NY. 2004.
Liebler, M.L. The Moon A Box: Poems of This World (w/CD) Western Michigan University Press April 2004
Liebler, M. L. Poems from Pok Fa Lum: The China Poems. XOXOX Press
Yellow Springs, OH April 2002
Liebler, M.L. & Melba Joyce Boyd (co-editors). Abandon Automobile Poems from 20th Century Detroit. Wayne State University Press. Fall 2001.
Liebler, M.L. Breaking the Voodoo & Other Poems. Adastra Press. Easthampton, MA Summer 2001).
Liebler, M. L. Written In Rain: Selected & New Poems 1985-2000. Tebot Bach Books. Los Angeles, CA. (April 2000)
Liebler, M.L. Brooding the Heartlands. Bottom Dog Press. Working Dog Series. Bowling Green State University, Ohio. (Fall 1998).
Liebler, M.L. Stripping the Adult Century Bare: New & Selected Writings. Viet Nam Generation Journal & Press: New Haven, CT (April 1995).
Lazarus Dream Again. The Christian Poet Chapbook Series. San Jose, CA. December 1994.
The Hollow Moon Anthology: Five New St. Clair Shores Poets. (Editor) The Ridgeway Press: Roseville, MI 1994
The Vision of Words: Poetry by Southeast Michigan Poets (Editor) Lorien Productions: Berkley, MI 1993
a. Poetry & Creative Non-Fiction:
“Trembling at the Temple of Buddha.” Rust Belt Literary Anthology, May 2014.
Detroit & Cleveland. “Save the Frescoes.” Poetry in Michigan/Michigan in Poetry New Issue Press
Michigan Poetry Anthology. Fall 2013. “In the Early Days of Silence and Darkness.” Belongings: An Anthology. 2008
“Black Tea-The Muddy Passiac” in The Paterson Poetry Anthology Ed. Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Paterson Poetry Center Press. Spring 2005
“3 poems” in Paterson Literary Review; Paterson, NJ Winter 2002
“2 poems” in Yin Yan:University of Hong Kong Poetry Anthology Spring
2001; University of Hong Kong Press
"3 Baseball Haikus." Baseball Poets: An Anthology. Edited by Brooke Horvath. University of Illinois Press. Fall 2001.
"Beatles Forever: the Day John Lennon Died." Peninsula: Essays & Memoirs from Michigan. Michigan State University Press. East Lansing, MI. (April 2000).
Bass Beat Blues," "Save the Frescoes, "Lockdown," "Bobby Rush." Worker Writers Literary Anthology. UAW Press Publication. Detroit, MI 1999.
"Rock'N'Roll" in Growing Up American Poetry & Fiction Anthology: Edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Viking-Penguin, NY. Spring 1999.
Three Poems. Outloud Poetry Festival Anthology. Edited by Bob Richardson. Red Hill Press. Catskill, NY. Fall 1997.
"The Midwest," "Save the Frescoes," & "Brooding the Heartland" in The Heartland Today Anthology. Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Fall 1996
"The Twilight Blues." Poetry In Performance Annual Anthology of Poetry. City College of New York. NY,NY Fall 1996
"Rock'N'Roll." Revival:Spoken Word from Lollapalooza. Ed. J. Joseph. Manic D Press. San Francisco, CA. 1995
"Brooding the Heartlands." Poetry In Performance Annual Anthology. City College of New York. NY,NY Fall 1995.
"My Dad..." & "Morrisey" Coffehouse Poets Anthology. Ed. Larry Smith
Bottom Dog Press of Fireland College, OH. Fall 1995
""Time Against the Wall." The Graffiti Rag Anthology. Ed. Hayan Charara. Dearborn, MI 1994
3. Recordings:Coyote & The Monk. M.L. Liebler & Peter Lewis. Detroit Radio Company Records. March 2012.
This Is The Way The World Ends. M.L. Liebler & The High Strung (EP). Detroit Radio Company Records. April 2010
Gasoline: The Detroit Legacy Sessions. M.L. Liebler, Faruq Z. Bey, Robert Jones & Judy Adams. Detroit Radio Company Records May 2009.
“The Dream of Life I Once Was.” The Gift: Poetry & Music from Detroit’s Black Writers’ Guild. Benefit Release. Nov. 2008.
The Kurl of the Butterfly’s Tongue. M.L. Liebler & The Magic Poetry Band. Detroit Radio Company Records. April 2007.
The Moon A Box CD: New Issues Poetry & Prose Press of Western Michigan University April 2004.
Poetry Score- M. L. Liebler & Al Kooper ( full length CD) Sony/Columbia Records 2008
2 selections on Gargoyle Journal’s CD Issue. Washington D.C. Spring 2003
Crossing Borders. M.L. Liebler & Country Joe McDonald (full length CD)
Vanguard Records. San Francisco, CA March 2002.
Paper Ghost Rain Dance . M.L. Liebler & The Magic Poetry Band (full length CD). Blue Boundary Records. Ferndale, MI Spring 2001
"King Tree" with Country Joe McDonald on his 2000 Fantasy Records Release entitled Live at Oakland. Released 10/00
"Twilight Blues." w/ The Magic Poetry Band. Jam Rag Magazine Double CD Compilation. Jam Rags Records. Ferndale, MI. Spring 1998.
The Gift Outright (full length CD). School Kids Records. Ann Arbor, MI 1997
"After Dinner Mints." Poems of Ernest Noyes Brookings, Rykodisc Records, Boston, MA 1997
"The Jazz," "Save the Frescoes," and "Mother's Unity." Benefit CD for Mother Waddles Soup Kitchen. Detroit Musician Alliance Records. Detroit, MI 1997
"Kickin Game: Magic Poetry Band Live at Western Wayne Prision." Private Studios. Wyandotte, MI Fall 1995 (full length cassette).
"Lazarus Dream Forgiven" Greenpeace Benefit Music & Poetry CD Release 1995/NY
3a. Videos “Don’t Let Anything Hold You Back.” Sign Language Hip Hop Video with Sean Forbes for D-Pan Records and Films. Ferndale, MI. 2013 OUT OF THE ORDINARY...INTO THE EXTRAORDINARYRobert Taylor, Show Host. Grosse Pointe Cable Television TV 5. February 2010.
The Spoken Word Revolution. Osslo Television Porductions. Detroit & New York. February 2010.
M.L. Liebler Live & In Performance for The U.S. State Department’s-Tel Aviv, Israel Website. Edited from major performances at Western Galilee College in Akko, Israel, Levensky Teachers College in Tel Aviv and the State Department Studios in Downtown Tel Aviv. March 2009. www.state.gov M.L. Liebler & The Magic Poetry Band live on Detroit's PBS' Backstage Pass. February 2001.
M. L. Liebler & The Magic Poetry Band Live in Plymouth on Media One Cable Southeast Michigan Cable TV. 25 June 1998
M. L. Liebler & The Magic Poetry Band Live on Media One Cable Television. Southeast Michigan Cable TV. 23 April 1997.
M.L. Liebler & The Magic Poetry Band Live at CBGB's & NYC Poet Todd Colby. Radio Thin Air Video Productions. NY,NY Winter 1997 catalog.
M.L. Liebler & The Magic Poetry Band. Saginaw/Midland (Michigan) Cable Televison for the Arts. Spring 1997.
M. L. Liebler "Unplugged." Saginaw/Midland (Michigan) Cable Television for the Arts. Winter 1997.