Currently alive, at 79 years of age.
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1939 – Carl Dennis, born on the 17th of September in St. Louis, Missouri. He an American poet and author.
1961 – Attended Oberlin College and the University of Chicago prior to receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.
1966 – Received his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley.
– He became an assistant professor of English at University at Buffalo.
1974 – Published his first book A House of My Own.
1984 – 2000 – Received several prizes for his poetry in addition to the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, including a Fellowship at the Rockefeller Study Center in Bellagio, Italy, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
2001 – His Poetry as Persuasion, an Essay for Writers, his first book of literary criticism, was published by the University of Georgia Press.
2002 – Wrote Practical Gods, which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
2004 – His look for Dennis’ Selected Poems, a selection of poems from each of his eight books.