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Interview with Tarfia Faizullah

Interview with Tarfia Faizullah

I recently sat down with with the poet Tarfia Faizullah at Cafe 1923 in Hamtramck and interviewed her about her own work, about her sense of the Bangladeshi community in Hamtramck, and Organic Weapon Arts, an independent press she runs with Detroit native poet Jamaal May.

Get To Know the Neighborhood: Café 192

Get To Know the Neighborhood: Café 192

In a world where Starbucks dominates the systematic, over-priced energizing of Western civilization, and coffee has become the “guzzle-down-burn-your-tongue-and-keep-on-chugging” beverage for congested traffic commutes and stale office meetings, the good ole’ days of writers’ corners in rustic, Hemingway-style cafés seem to be an increasingly endangered species. Indeed, such places may be altogether extinct if it were not for the continuous streamline of urban development trending all over the country’s oldest and most historically enriched cities, sprouting alcoves of quaint little cafés right alongside the bustling city streets.