Undocumented: Poets on Social Justice with Lansing Poet Laureate Dennis Hinrichsen and Ron Riekki
Join us for an afternoon of poetry focused on social justice issues with Dennis Hinrichsen, inaugural Poet Laureate of the Greater Lansing area, and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (Michigan State University Press, 2019). Readings will include those from Undocumented as well as the poets’ own poems on social justice issues.
Dennis Hinrichsen’s most recent work is [q / lear], a chapbook from Green Linden Press, and Skin Music, winner of the 2014 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. His previous books include 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). Other awards include the 2015 Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Prize from Map Literary for Electrocution, A Partial History as well as the 2016 Third Coast Poetry Prize and a 2014 Best of the Net Award. From May 2017 - April 2019, he served as the first Poet Laureate of the Greater Lansing area.
Ron Riekki wrote My Ancestors are Reindeer Herders and I Am Melting in Extinction (Loyola University Maryland’s Apprentice House Press), U.P.: a novel (Ghost Road Press), and Posttraumatic: A Memoir (Small Press Distribution). He edited Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (Michigan State University Press), And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017 (MSU Press), Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (MSU Press, Independent Publisher Book Award), The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works (Wayne State University Press, Michigan Notable Book), The Many Lives of The Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise (McFarland).
A book signing will follow the reading, with copies available for purchase.
No registration required
Seating begins 15 minutes before event start.
- Tuesday, October 22, 2019
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm
- Meabon Room