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Mar 25, 2014
| ISBN 9780143125228
Mar 25, 2014
| ISBN 9780698142725
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Mar 25, 2014 | ISBN 9780143125228
Mar 25, 2014 | ISBN 9780698142725
From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly PrizeThe poems in Carl Dennis’s new collection Another Reason assume that our efforts to reason with ourselves and with others about what matters to us are necessary to escape the purely private point of view, to provide the houses we live in with doors and windows. These poems enact a drama of attempted persuasion, as the poet confers with himself, with intimates, and with strangers, if only in the hope that by defining differences more precisely one may be drawn into a genuine dialogue. As the poet asserts and questions his own authority, encountering a wide range of competing claims from other voices, we find ourselves included in a conversation that deepens our notion of the human community.
Carl Dennis is the author of 13 previous works of poetry, as well as a collection of essays, Poetry as Persuasion. In 2000 he received the Ruth Lilly Prize for his contribution to American poetry. His 2001 collection Practical Gods… More about Carl Dennis
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