Release Date: April 8, 2002
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Carl Dennis, professor of English at the University at Buffalo, today was named recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his eighth collection of poems, "Practical Gods" (Penguin Books).
The award for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author carries a cash prize of $7,500.
In 2000, Dennis was recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the English language awarded by Poetry Magazine.
The New York Times has written of Dennis' poetry that it is "wise, original and often deeply moving." It "eases the reader out of accustomed modes of seeing and perceiving."
To hear an interview with Dennis conducted in January as a "Spoken Arts" feature on WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio Affiliate operated by UB, go to http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=319833
To read more about Dennis and his work, go to http://www.buffalo.edu/news/fast-execute.cgi/article-page.html?article=47100009
Four of Dennis' poems may be viewed at http://www.poems.com/archpoet.htm
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