Another Reason

Author(s): Carl Dennis
Original Publish Date: Mar 25, 2014
Product Number: EB00389428
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698142725
Publisher: Penguin Books
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From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize The poems in Carl Dennis's new collection Another Reason assume that our efforts to reason with ourselves and with others about what matters to us are necessary to escape the purely private point of view, to provide the houses we live in with doors and windows. These poems enact a drama of attempted persuasion, as the poet confers with himself, with intimates, and with strangers, if only in the hope that by defining differences more precisely one may be drawn into a genuine dialogue. As the poet asserts and questions his own authority, encountering a wide range of competing claims from other voices, we find ourselves included in a conversation that deepens our notion of the human community.

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