Dennis Hinrichsen was born and raised in the Midwest, living in Iowa and Illinois numerous times before settling and completing his education in Michigan. Following a ten year stint working as a technical writer in the Boston area, he returned to Michigan and taught at writing and lit courses at the local community college. From May 2017–April 2019, he had the honor of serving as the first Poet Laureate of the Greater Lansing area. schema geometrica is his ninth full-length collection of poetry. Other recent work includes [q / lear], a chapbook from Green Linden Press and This Is Where I Live I Have Nowhere Else To Go, winner of the 2020 Grid Poetry Prize. His other awards include the 2015 Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Prize from Map Literary for Electrocution, A Partial History, the 2014 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press for Skin Music, the 2010 Tampa Poetry Prize for Rip-tooth, the 2008 FIELD Poetry Prize for Kurosawa’s Dog and the 1999 Akron Poetry Prize for Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights as well as the 2016 Third Coast Poetry Prize and a 2014 Best of the Net Award. Work of his also can be found in two anthologies from Michigan State University Press, Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice, and RESPECT: An Anthology of Poems on Detroit Music.