Dennis Hinrichsen

February 9, 2001
September 10, 2004

Dennis Hinrichsen

Dennis Hinrichsen's recent works include Cage of Water, a full-length collection of poems, and a chapbook, Message To Be Spoken into the Left Ear of God. His other collections of poetry are The Attraction of Heavenly Bodies, The Rain That Falls This Far, and Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights, which won the 1999 Akron Poetry Prize. He has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and two grants from the state of Michigan. His poems have appeared in American Literary Review, Black Warrior Review, Crab Orchard Review, Field, Notre Dame Review, and Passages North, have been featured on the Poetry Daily and The Academy of American Poets websites, and have won awards from Carolina Quarterly and Poetry Northwest. He lives in Lansing, Michigan and teaches at Lansing Community College.


“For Hinrichsen, paradox is a way of knowing. He enacts this philosophical stance in the quick yet attentive movement of his lines…Hinrichsen’s unhinged singing lets momentum have its way. Yet we are moved in the old sense-by empathy.” - Christine Hume, on Message To Be Spoken into the Left Ear of God

To view Special Collections' holdings of Hinrichsen's work, please click here.

To hear Hinrichsen read from his own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library

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