Randall Freisinger II


Catalog Number(s): Angela Elam

Interview Year(s): 2019

A decades-long resident of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Randall Freisinger gives insight into the often wintery world of his surroundings. Now retired from teaching, he shares poetry from his 2019 book, Windthrow and Salvage, which contains the 2007 New Letters magazine Reader’s Choice Award-winning poem “Cursing the Deaf.” In the second part of this interview, Freisinger also shares the story of raising his late best friend’s sons and reads from his earlier collection, Nostalgia’s Thread: Ten Poems on Norman Rockwell Paintings, which examines a more somber view of Rockwell’s America. The first part of this interview with Randall Freisinger is available in our audio archives.