“Devoted as a hawk and just that acutely aware, in Rip-Tooth Dennis Hinrichsen targets his subjects for soulful sustenance, and with every searing line chooses clarity over insanity: in the perceptual realm, in nature, in family, in all the tough brainless inheritances a human poetry must bear up and under and forward. For their exceptional grace and dignity, these poems can be read with sheer gratitude.”—William Olsen
Winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
Dennis Hinrichsen’s previous books include Kurosawa’s Dog (2008 FIELD Poetry Prize), Cage of Water, Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights (1999 Akron Poetry Prize), The Rain that Falls This Far, and The Attraction of Heavenly Bodies. He is also winner of an NEA grant, two grants from the State of Michigan, and awards from Poetry Northwest and Carolina Quarterly. He Currently teaches at Lansing Community College.