Poet Carl Dennis
Downtown Writer's Center
340 Montgomery St.,
"To read him is to feel we have, or would be fortunate to have, a friend, but that no matter how well we knew him we'd never quite get to the bottom of him or begin to understand anything quite as he does." —Robert Boyers
Carl Dennis is the author of 12 books of poetry, including Practical Gods, New and Selected Poems (1974-2004), Callings (2010), and Another Reason (2014). A winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize, he taught for many years in the English Department of the State University of New York, and taught in the Warren Wilson Writing Program in North Carolina. He lives in Buffalo, NY. His 13th book, Night School, will be published by Penguin next spring.