Poetry. Dennis Hinrichsen's THIS IS WHERE I LIVE I HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO is a formally adventurous, cinematic collection of poems about everything at once—father, mother, family, the brutality of American history, the Pulse nightclub shooting, Alzheimer's—all seen through the successive lenses of science, music, language, arcane history, photography, and film, with cameos by Rilke, Sally Mann, Whitman, Coltrane, Blake, Janelle Monáe, Donne, Bosch, and The Shadows of Knight. These poems are meditations, brief quests for somewhere to stand in the tumultuous world. "Provision / us / a mercy" the poet writes, "more steadfast / // more transcendent // than this child's breath."
Flesh-plastique is Dennis Hinrichsen's tenth full- length collection of poetry. His most recent work includes schema geometrica, winner of the Wishing Jewel Prize from Green Linden Press, and This Is Where I Live I Have Nowhere Else To Go, winner of the 2020 Grid Poetry Prize. His other awards include the 2015 Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Prize from Map Literary for Electrocution, A Partial History, the 2014 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press for Skin Music, the 2010 Tampa Poetry Prize for Rip-tooth, the 2008 FIELD Poetry Prize for Kurosawa's Dog and the 1999 Akron Poetry Prize for Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights as well as the 2016 Third Coast Poetry Prize and a 2014 Best of the Net Award. Work of his also can be found in two anthologies from Michigan State University Press, Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice, and RESPECT: An Anthology of Poems on Detroit Music. He lives in Lansing, Michigan, where from May 2017-April 2019, he served as the first Poet Laureate of the Greater Lansing area.Author City: LANSING, MI USA