Deanne Lundin

February 7, 2003

Deanne Lundin
Deanne Lundin is the author of a poetry collection, The Ginseng Hunter's Notebook. Her poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Antioch Review, and elsewhere. While a Lecturer at University of Michigan, she developed an instructional Web site using the poetry archives at the Bentley Historical Library as an introduction to research in Special Collections.

Lundin has studied at Harvard, the Eastman School of Music, and holds an M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. She is completing a Ph.D. in American Women's Poetry at UCLA. She was the winner of a 1997 Hopwood Award, and has also served as a judge for the Hopwood Awards.


"Deanne Lundin's The Ginseng Hunter's Notebook is an authentic poetic harmonium, blending a probative and anxious post-modernism with a nearly primitive lyric sensibility. I am struck and pleased by her lucid sense of the present, clarifying the moment as we live it, but equally awed by the transformations of her fractious narratives, wrung from her wide and wild historical flair. Hildegard of Bingen meets the Internet, indeed! Here are potions, conjurations, folkloric remedies, like voices from a vexing past–are they our real parents? are they our demons? –as acrid, as overwhelming, as they are brilliant and healing. The Ginseng Hunter's Notebook is a marvelous debut." –David Baker

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

To hear Lundin read from her own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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