New and Selected Poems 1974-2004 by Carl Dennis
(Poets, Penguin)

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The New York Times has called Carl Dennis’s poetry “wise, original, and deeply moving.” A poet with a growing audience of admirers, Dennis writes in a clear, classically simple language that is both personal and universal. Making use of a rich variety of genres—advice, meditation, elegy, and prophecy—his poems take unexpected turns as they explore their subjects, catching the reader off balance in a way that is liberating. This new anthology gathers the best of his eight previous books along with a generous sampling of new poems.


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Carl Dennis has published eight books of poetry. In 2001 the Modern Poetry Association awarded him the Ruth Lilly Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the English language. Dennis teaches literature and writing at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Published March 30, 2004 by Penguin Books. 276 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Coming off the 2002 Pulitzer for Practical Gods , Dennis's eighth book of verse highlights a career's worth of modesty of style, which seeks to make sincerity, goodness, and humility aesthetically interesting, partly through sinuous syntax, and partly through the wisdom it offers.

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