Art Bar 

The art and culture desk at MT gets all kinds of wacky, useless and wonderful stuff week in, week out, including occasional pieces of fiction and poetry. We thought we’d share this letter and poem from a reader with you:

Hello Metro Times,

I have been writing poetry for over ten years, most of it based on Star Wars themes. Here is an example of my work…

Thank you:

Mass Darth Bader.


Love Song for a Princess

From the twin moons of Tatooine
To the ice plains of Hoth
I will follow you
O, Princess Amidala
We shall travel to Couriscant
And profess our love
Before Yoda and the Jedi Council
In the Gungin ceremony of love
On your home planet of Naboo
For all the world to see
We shall be wed
And may all the planets
Join in celebration
Just as they did
When the Empire was crushed …

Thank you Mass Darth Bader for those inspiring words.


Laura’s Bush, a political satire playing at 1515 Broadway about a librarian and a prostitute who join forces to rescue the First Lady, has received such a positive reception that its run has been extended to Oct. 16 with 10:30 shows Thursday through Saturday. The events will include a performance by experimental musician Frank Pahl and a staged reading of new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tony Kushner. Proceeds go to, that irascible anti-Bush and pro-thinking group doing awareness events across the country. Tickets are $15 or $10 with student ID; Thursday is “pay what you can.” For reservations, call 313-965-1515.

Till next week…

Send comments to [email protected]

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation