BUFFALO, N.Y. – Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Dennis
has won acclaim for “wise, original and often deeply
moving” poems that “ease the reader out of accustomed
modes of seeing and perceiving” (The New York Times).
On May 21, the University at Buffalo Department of English will
present a free public reading by Dennis from his new collection,
“Another Reason,” at 7 p.m. at the Jacobs Executive
Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
Dennis is an emeritus professor of English at UB. He taught at
the university from 1966 until his retirement in 2001, after which
he served for several years as an artist-in-residence.
He is the winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his
collection “Practical Gods” and, in addition to
“Another Reason,” is the author of 12 other books,
including “House of My Own” (1974), “The
Outskirts of Troy” (1988), “Meeting with Time”
(1992) and “Callings” (2010).
Dennis has received numerous honors and awards for his work,
including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the
National Endowment for the Arts and, notably, the 2000 Ruth Lilly
Prize from Poetry Magazine and the Modern Poetry Association
for his contribution to American poetry.