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UB to present public reading by Carl Dennis

Published May 1, 2014

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 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.” In addition to “Another Reason,” he 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, as well as the 2000 Ruth Lilly Prize from Poetry Magazine and the Modern Poetry Association for his contributions to American poetry.