Announcing the Publication of Dennis Hinrichsen's [q / lear]!

On behalf of Green Linden Press I am excited to announce the publication of [q / lear], a chap-book by Dennis Hinrichsen, the first poet laureate of Greater Lansing and the author of seven award-winning collections!

Of these poems Sue William Silverman says, "[q / lear] concerns itself with the big issues of mortality and madness—like the play it uses as a backdrop. While some of these poems refer to bodies in decay, the poems themselves build, accrete, and pulse with Hinrichsen’s trademark restlessness and energy. As a great poet of the soul as well as the flesh, Hinrichsen explores the primordial dance between the human spirit and our vulnerable bodies while making us experience it anew."

A sample of poems from the chapbook can be read in Issue 5 of Under a Warm Green Linden.
[q / lear] and all of our chapbooks can be found in our store. In accordance with our green mission, a portion of sales supports reforestation efforts; to date we have planted 300 trees.

If you are in the Greater Lansing area, I hope that you will join Dennis at the following events:

  • September 14 & 21: Workshop at Grand Ledge Area District Library (1–3 p.m., both days)

  • September 19: Reading at the Midland Center for the Arts with Grace Carras (7:30 p.m.)

  • September 22: Reading in Eaton Rapids with Lansing Poet Laureate Laura Apol (2–4 p.m.)

  • September 26: Reading in Charlotte at the Windwalker Underground Gallery (6–8 p.m.)

  • October 5: Keynote speaker at Michigan College English Association Conference "Borders, Walls, and Bridges" at Michigan State University

  • October 12: Reading in Alpena with Robert Fanning, Christina Kallery, Keith Taylor & David James (5–7 p.m.)

  • October 15: Reading at Books & Mortar in Grand Rapids with Sue William Silverman (time TBD)

  • October 17: Reading in St. Johns at the Wilson Center with Lansing Poet Laureate Laura Apol (7–8:30 p.m.)

  • October 18: Two readings with Ron Riekki in support of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice: (1) at the Public Library in Ovid (time TBD), and (2) at Everybody Reads in Lansing (6 p.m.)

  • October 22: Reading at Howell Library (2 p.m.) and at Pages Bookstore in Detroit with Ron Riekki, Jim Lewis & Keith Taylor in support of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (6 p.m.)

  • October 23: Reading in Ann Arbor at Crazy Wisdom (7 p.m.)

  • October 25: Reading in Bay City at 99 Trees Bookstore with Ron Riekki & others (2 p.m.)

  • October 25: Reading in Flint at Totem Books with Ron Riekki & others in support of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (5 p.m.)

  • October 26: Reading at Kazoo Books with Ron Riekki, Joy Gaines-Friedler & Eric Torgersen in support of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (7–8:30 p.m.)

  • October 29: Reading at East Lansing Public Library with Lansing Poet Laureate Laura Apol, Brian Gilmore & Jan Shoemaker (7 p.m.)

  • October 30: Reading at Michigan State University with ML Liebler, Cindy Hunter Morgan in support of RESPECT: An Anthology of Poems on Detroit Music (7:30 p.m.)

  • November 6: Workshop and Open Mic at Crosswalk Teen Center in Charlotte (4 p.m.)

  • November 7: Reading at Ransom District Library in Plainwell with Andrew Collard & Kimberly Ann Priest (7 p.m.)

  • November 12: Reading at Nicola’s in Ann Arbor with Terry Blackhawk (time TBD)

  • November 14: Reading at The Bookman in Grand Haven with Kathleen McGookey and Jennifer Clark at (7 p.m.)

  • November 17: Reading at Lansing Poetry Club (2–4 p.m.)

And please mark your calendars: our next open-reading period for chapbook manuscripts will be from December 21, 2019 to March 20, 2020. Poetry submissions for upcoming issues of Under a Warm Green Linden and the accompanying broadside series are read year-round, as are interviews and reviews.


Erotic Poetry Contest Results

A fond thank you to everyone who sent poems for our inaugural Erotic Poetry Contest. It was a delight to read so much evocative work. Matthew Murrey's "In the Thick of It" has been selected as the winner. His poem will appear in our broadside series and the forthcoming Issue 7. You can pre-order the broadside here.

We would also like to acknowledge the following  poets and their astonishing erotic poems, which will be included in Issues 7 & 8 later this year: 

  • David Axelrod: "Lastness," 
    "Song of 45° N, 118° W"

  • Amber Brodie: "Lover in the Pacific"

  • Katie Kurtz: "fucking"

  • Philip Metres: "Interior with Silk" 

  • William Palomo: "Anonas" 

Interview with Entropy

Read founder and editor Christopher Nelson’s conversation with Entropy Magazine about the history of the Press and journal, publishing today, and where we are headed in the future!:

Announcing the Publication of bonehouse by Erika Brumett!

"[These are] poems of vivid, precise and inventive language informed by science and scientific lore both wonderful and weird." —Carolyn Wright.

"Like a zombie in a room full of formaldehyde-pickled brains, I kept muttering 'give me more.' This collection is an insane delight." —D.A. Powell

"[Brumett returns] the reader again and again to the body in all its malformations, odd pieces and purposes, and, ultimately, its capability for bliss." —Rachel Morgan

Barbara Cully & Boyer Rickel Chapbook Launch Reading

The University of Arizona Poetry Center, March 31, 2018

Replanting the Coconino National Forest

National Forest Foundation

With your generous support, we have been able to make a donation to plant 40 trees in the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona, an area devastated by the Schultz fire of 2010. Thanks to the National Forest Foundation for their efforts. 

Late Fall Planting

Bur Oak, Red Oak, Gray Dogwood, River Birch, Sargent Crabapple, Blue Spruce, Washington Hawthorn, Tuliptree, Arrowwood Viburnum!

A Place Where One

We are delighted to announce the publication of our first chapbook, A Place Where Oneby National Poetry Series winner Barbara Cully. We are honored to have worked with Barbara to bring her beautiful and haunting lyric elegy to the world. Its publication marks the beginning of our open reading period for chapbook manuscripts. For more information, see our submit page

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Forthcoming Chapbook by Barbara Cully

Green Linden Press is delighted to continue to expand. Later in 2017, we will publish A Place Where One by Barbara Cully. This will be our first chapbook publication, and we look forward to many, many more!

Barbara Cully is the author of several poetry collections, including Under the Hours, Desire Reclining, and The New Intimacy, which won the National Poetry Series Award. In A Place Where, written in philosophical prose vignettes, deep interiority is her compass as she navigates place, time, and loss. Read an excerpt in Issue 3.

Barbara Cully

Our green mission has its first birthday.

Late in 2015 we initiated our green mission, which, in addition to fostering excellence in poetry, has us give a portion of any proceeds to reforestation efforts. With your help, and in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, we planted sixty-four trees this year, primarily to promote hardwood diversity in Iowa, where the majority of land is now used for corn and soy production. This is our young mascot tree, a sterling linden. 

Sterling Linden