CARL DENNIS is the author of twelve poetry collections. The most recent is Another Reason (2014), as well as a collection of essays, Poetry as Persuasion. In 2000 he received the Ruth Lilly Prize for his contribution to American poetry. His 2001 collection Practical Gods won the Pulitzer Prize. He has been a faculty member of the MFA program in creative writing at Warren Wilson College, and is professor of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo.