Carl Dennis

b. 1939
Carl Dennis

Carl Dennis was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended both Oberlin College and the University of Chicago before settling at the University of Minnesota to earn his bachelor’s degree. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Readers of his poetry may identify his writing by his warm, narrative style that often centers on the usual happenings of daily life. Dennis has taught at the University of New York at Buffalo since 1966, where, in 2002, he became an artist-in-residence.

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What People are Saying

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion