Thursday, April 9, 2009

Deanne Lundin at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore

Deanne Lundin will read from her work Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore 118 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lundin is the director of the Works-In-Progress Reading Series at the bookstore for the past four years. The series has brought poets and fiction writers from across the state and country to read for enthusiastic audiences and extended question and answer sessions.

A tireless supporter of other authors, Lundin’s work has been widely published (both fiction and poetry) in literary journals including The Kenyon Review, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, The Colorado Review and online magazines as well. She has won numerous fiction and poetry awards including the Hopwood Award, and is author of The Ginseng Hunter’s Notebook published by New Issues Press. She has studied at Harvard and the University of Michigan and received her MFA from there in poetry. She has been a fellow at Breadloaf and most recently was writer-in-resident at Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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

Free and open to the public.

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