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Freisinger to Speak About Poetry Tuesday, March 1, 4:15 p.m.

Randy FreisingerHANCOCK, MI - Poet Randall Freisinger will speak about poetry on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., at the Finlandia University Chapel of St. Matthew, Hancock.

Fresidinger's talk is part of the "Writers on Location" author series sponsored by Finlandia University and Hancock Public Schools.

Freisinger will speak about how place affects both the poet and poetry in a lecture titled, "Place as Ecotone:  At the Intersection of Word and World."

In the past five decades, Freisinger's poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. His work has been nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize.

He has published four collections of poems: "Running Patterns" (1985 Flume Press National Chapbook Prize), "Hand Shadows"  (Green Tower Press, 1988), "Plato's Breath" (1996 May Swenson Poetry Prize, Utah State University Press), and "Nostalgia's Thread: Ten Poems on Norman Rockwell Paintings" (Hol Art Books, 2009). From 1988 to 2003, Freisinger was an associate editor for The Laurel Review.

Freisinger was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo., and earned B.J., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Since 1977 he has lived in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where he is emeritus professor of rhetoric, literature, and creative writing in the Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University, Houghton.

For more information about the Writers on Location series, contact Suzanne Van Dam at