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."
Dennis Hinrichsen's most recent work is THIS IS WHERE I LIVE I HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO (Grid Books/Off the Grid Press, 2020), winner of Grid Poetry Prize for 2020. His previous publications include [Q/LEAR] (Green Linden Press, 2019), SKIN MUSIC (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2015), winner of the 2014 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press, Rip- tooth (2010 Tampa Poetry Prize), Kurosawa's Dog (2008 FIELD Poetry Prize), and Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights (1999 Akron Poetry Prize). He has new poems appearing and/or forthcoming in The American Journal of Poetry, American Poetry Journal, Canary, I-70 Review, MacQueen's Quinterly, The Maine Review, The Night Heron Barks, Triggerfish Critical Review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. From May 2017 - April 2019, he served as the first Poet Laureate of the Greater Lansing [MI] area.Author City: LANSING, MI USA