In The Year of Our Ford…

Fresh back from an auto history walking tour and tour of the Piquette Plant with my U of M-Dearborn students. For those outside the know, this was the birthplace of the model T and other models of Ford cars. The museum also boasts a vast array of vintage autos, including the GT that broke the land speed record a few years back, and informative exhibits on the individuals involved in transforming the face of industrial history.

You can paint it any color, so long as it's black

About pfpotvin

PF Potvin is a Michigan-born writer, teacher, and ultramarathon runner whose writing has appeared in Boston Review, Slope, Born Magazine, MiPOesias, Sentence, Sleepingfish, An Introduction to the Prose Poem, and elsewhere. Potvin is the author of The Attention Lesson (No Tell Books). He has served on the review staff of the literary journal Drunken Boat and currently reviews for ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment). He has been a visiting writer at Emory University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He holds an MFA from Bennington College, where he received the Jane Kenyon Poetry Scholarship. He has since taught in Chile and the USA and has received residency scholarships from the Vermont Studio Center and Casa Libre in la Solana. He currently chairs the Writing Awards, serves as the Writing Program faculty discipline representative, and teaches writing at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Potvin's running highlights include first place finishes in the Silverlake 50 km, Elkhorn 50 mile, Croom Trail 50 km, Croom Trail 50 mile, John Holmes 50 km, McNaughton Park 50 mile, Superior Trail 50 km, Dances with Dirt 50 km, Jay Peak Marathon, Michigan Trail Marathon, and the X-Country Marathon.

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