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Randy Freisinger to Speak About Poetry Tuesday, March 26, 4:15 p.m.

Randy FreisingerHANCOCK, MI - Poet Randall Freisinger will present a lecture on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., at the Finlandia University Chapel of St. Matthew, Hancock.

Freisinger's talk is part of the "Write on the Edge" author series sponsored by Finlandia University and Hancock Public Schools.

Freisinger will speak about the "edges and boundaries" of poetry in a lecture titled, "Words Nibbling at the Edge of Something Vast:  A Few Postscripts for the Blue-Eyed Lady in the Front Row." 

According to Suzanne Van Dam, Finlandia associate professor of English, "Randy is a real crowd-pleaser.  He knows how to find-and tell-a good story. His poetry is funny but poignant, smart but still accessible."

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

Freisinger 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).

Freisinger is an emeritus professor of rhetoric, literature, and creative writing in Michigan Technological University Department of Humanities. He has lived in Michigan's Upper Peninsula since 1977.

For more information about the author series, contact Suzanne Van Dam at or call 906- 487-7515.

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