Notice: The East Wing of the Main Library is closed until 3pm on Wednesday, June 26, as we continue major construction work.  We apologize for this inconvenience. For more information or for assistance accessing library resources, please visit any of our information desks, or call 517-355-2333.
Notice: The East Wing of the Main Library is closed until 3pm on Wednesday, June 26, as we continue major construction work.  We apologize for this inconvenience. For more information or for assistance accessing library resources, please visit any of our information desks, or call 517-355-2333.
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Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

Themed Issues

Pegasus, by Elaine Mayes
Elaine Mayes, Pegasus, from the portfolio American Roads, 1972. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, purchase, funded by the Friends of Kresge Art Museum, MSU Development Fund, Lightwriters, Peter Glendinning and Keith Bailey.

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Before Phoenix
by Michael Rodriguez
Road Trip U.S.A.
by Dolores Hayden
Hwy 10 and A World Away from the Schoenberg Road
by Matt Matthews
On the Road, So To Speak
by Marjorie Saiser
Rockers
by Jaimee Wriston Colbert
Driving
by Craig Cotter
Travels with Emily
by Cindy Hunter Morgan
As It Happens
by Paul Hostovsky
Road Trip
by Anita Skeen
Mass Transit Epistle to Monica Valenzuéla
by Greggory Moore

Lara Shipley, Devil's Promenade
Lara Shipley, Devil's Promenade, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

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The Teenage Babysitter Walks Home At Midnight
by Anita Skeen
Spaces Between Stars
by Cheryl Walsh
The Curved Road Home
by Sonnet Mondal
A Breeze from My Childhood
by Sonnet Mondal
West Virginia
by Mark Brazaitis
The Olmsted Bridge
by Victoria Korth
Mailbox
by Victoria Korth
The Speed of Light
by Cindy Hunter Morgan
Strike
by Cindy Hunter Morgan
Far Company
by Cindy Hunter Morgan
Center of the Universe
by Jim Daniels
On the Edge of Detroit
by Jim Daniels
End-Game Small-Talk
by Jim Daniels
What We Wear
by Zilka Joseph
The Beetles Are Eating
by Zilka Joseph
Central Park
by James Vescovi
Duplex
by NJ Byrne
Detroit Morning
by NJ Byrne
Mass for a Foster Brother
by eileen cleary
Easter Sunday 1963
by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
Learning to Live with Our Neighbor's New Fence
by Keith Taylor
When the Beast Passes Through
by Keith Taylor
The Lot of Property
by James Robinson
Sign Language
by Paul Hostovsky
Nostalgia
by Paul Hostovsky
Homegoing
by Paul Hostovsky
Going Home
by Karen Greenbaum-Maya
The Bridge of Her Nose
by Christine Benvenuto
Bachelor Father
by Elizabeth Kerlikowske
A Language to Dwell In
by Leslie Simon
Body of Work
by Robert Fanning
The Curse of Knowledge
by Jon Lee
New Baby
by Jon Lee
December
by Jon Lee
The Promise
by Claire Wilson
Mal du Pays
by Ruth Gooley
House of Strong Light—El Escorial
by Linda Nemec Foster
Abandoned House in the Tatra Mountains
by Linda Nemec Foster
This Life And No Other
by John Grey
Open House
by Jane Schapiro
The Color of George's Fur
by Kathleen McGookey
Buddy
by Rodney Torreson
Repetition
by Wally Swist
Grace
by Wally Swist
Mom Asks Me to Write Her a Poem About the Sky
by Christine Jones
Richard Manuel Crashes His Cadillac
by Russell Thorburn
Post Rush Hour Riff – I-495, Washington D.C
by Brian Gilmore
Flint, Michigan 'skinny'
by Brian Gilmore
Starter House
by Marc Sheehan

Recovery, by Beverly Fishman
Beverly Fishman, Recovery, installation view at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, 2022. Photo: Evan F. Christopherson/MSU Broad Art Museum.

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The Startler
by Nathan Curtis Roberts
Epilogue, Late October
by Kathleen McGookey
February Morning, Self Portrait
by Kathleen McGookey
Padre Island Daybreak Meditation
by Allyson Davidson
Hotel Florida
by Michael Hammerle
On the Way to the Store that Sold Cigarettes to Minors, 1975
by Martha Clarkson
Viable
by Marianne Peel
Rowing Time
by Craig Loomis
We Haven't Any Home
by Amy Marques
The Top
by Mary Kane
Training Ground
by Ann Wallace
The Alchemy of Survival
by Ann Wallace
The Yearling
by Elizabeth Kerlikowske
One Year Followup
by Joan Mazza
Heart in the Bushes
by Lacy Arnett Mayberry
Aperitif
by Riley Winchester
The Tourists Get Their Rental Car Stuck in Cannero
by Linda Nemec Foster
The Other Side
by Jennifer A Swallow
In the Driveway with Dad
by Marianne Peel
Mother, with the Gray Hair of Assisted Living
by Rodney Torreson
What Folks Starved to Leave the House Will Do
by Rodney Torreson
It began with a quaking Aspen
by Anita Skeen
Vivek Wrote About one Mr. S
by Sivakami Velliangiri
With Affectionate Best Wishes
by Maggie Nerz Iribarne
Koda
by Scott T. Starbuck
Absence in Any Weather (Spring)
by Kathleen McGookey
Dead Poets Who Visit Jim Harrison
by Russell Thorburn
The Edmund Fitzgerald Is Out There
by Russell Thorburn
How a Quilt Becomes a Story
by Anita Skeen
On the first warm day in March
by Anita Skeen

Accumulation, painting by Stephanie Palagyi
Stephanie Palagyi, Accumulation, 2020, oil on birch panel 24” x 36”. Photography credit Pearl Yee Wong.

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H₂0
by Philip Rösel Baker
No Witness
by Philip Rösel Baker
Virus
by Philip Rösel Baker
Caddle (ObservationonwaterI)
by Diane Glancy
Quarter Moon (ObservationonwaterII)
by Diane Glancy
On the Sea there is no Shade (observationonwaterIII)
by Diane Glancy
Greater Shore Concert Band
by Eric Machan Howd
Mastheads on Dublin Bay
by Eric Machan Howd
Undertow
by Eric Machan Howd
Swimming After Midnight
by Roger Camp
Tarzan’s Lost Soundtrack
by Roger Camp
View from the Bridge
by Roger Camp
The Pillboxes at Cap Ferret
by Richard Holinger
Preparing for Deer Season
by Craig Cotter
Ice Out
by Karen Kilcup
In Praise of Water
by Karen Kilcup
Three Boys at the Town Lake
by Karen Kilcup
I follow rain
by Elizabeth Hykes
Plenty
by Lorraine Jeffery
Proustian Moment
by Lorraine Jeffery
Nature's Cure
by Mary Kuykendall
Laws of Reflection
by Jessica McMillan
Beach Burial
by James Robinson
Day I Rescued Kenny from the Tualatin River, OR
by Scott Starbuck
Marine Ancestor
by Megan Stolz
Wild Peacocks on the Loose
by Katharyn Howd Machan
Inheritance
by JoeAnn Hart
Peninsula
by Rachel Loughlin
Wave Theory
by Timothy Bascom
He Tells Me He Loves Another
by Shutta Crum
Essay on Water
by Victor Pearn
Water
by Patricia Waugh
Ritual
by Kelleen Zubick
Redtail atop the Larch
by Wally Swist
Wrappings
by Matt Dennison
Habitat Diorama (Spectacled Cormorant)
by Hannah Rodabaugh
Journal Entry (Last Sighting of the Dodo)
by Hannah Rodabaugh
The Taste of Water
by Carol Nolde
Grateful
by Carol Nolde
A Few PCBs
by Nancy Nelson
“Song to Brigid”
by Joseph Milosch
The Scent of Memory 5
by Joan Mazza
How Sleep is Shared
by Mary Birnbaum
Thicker Than Water
by Jane Elkin
Dear Cindy
by Liz Abeling
Tracks and the River
by Anita Skeen
Low Water Bridge
by Anita Skeen
lyrical abstraction
by Anita Skeen
My Father Writes a Poem for my Mother
by Anita Skeen
Swimmer
by Anita Skeen