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His poetry is written in comparatively long lines with a conversational rhythm.
My book club recently decided to take a month off from novels and nonfiction to read poetry, and one of the members read a few from this volume.
Thank you for an extraordinary collection of poems and for the insights and inspiration they have given me.
I first encountered this collection in undergrad, and have come back to it every year. And now I use selections from it in the classroom myself. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michael Byrd
This was my first encounter in print of Carl Dennis's work. After reading it I went out and bought most of the rest--all of which I enjoyed, but none as much as Practical Gods,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kevin
My book club recently decided to take a month off from novels and nonfiction to read poetry, and one of the members read a few from this volume. Read morePublished on March 3, 2006 by Gregory Butera
My apologies to Carl, but he really doesn't strike me as an important Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. I appreciate the mythic themes of this book, & some of his insights &... Read morePublished on December 16, 2002 by "hirofantv"
Practical Gods wouldn't have been my choice for the Pulitzer, but I can see how it won. While there are no poems that stand out themselves, the work as a whole is impressive. Read morePublished on May 8, 2002 by email@example.com