Unknown Friends by Carl Dennis
(Poets, Penguin)

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From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize Carl Dennis has become one of the most important American poets writing today. Unknown Friends, his tenth book, is about separation and connection, about actual friends we can never know fully and friends never met who are summoned into existence through the efforts of an imagination that insists on dialogue. While accepting our ignorance as inevitable, the poems work to expand the notion of what it means to be part of a community larger than any we can comprehend, both a community given to us by history and one outside of history through which the world of experience is nurtured and sustained.




 

About Carl Dennis

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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 April 3, 2007 by Penguin Books. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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