Ranking the Wishes

  • Title: Ranking the Wishes
  • Author: Carl Dennis
  • ISBN: 9780140587791
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ranking the Wishes In his seventh book Carl Dennis explores the ways in which our wishes those in our power to fulfill at any moment and those that have no chance of ever being realized define who we are While some of
    In his seventh book, Carl Dennis explores the ways in which our wishes those in our power to fulfill at any moment and those that have no chance of ever being realized define who we are While some of the poems view wishing as a failure to do justice to the world we have, others regard it as a recognition that no present, however rich, can satisfy the imagination, andIn his seventh book, Carl Dennis explores the ways in which our wishes those in our power to fulfill at any moment and those that have no chance of ever being realized define who we are While some of the poems view wishing as a failure to do justice to the world we have, others regard it as a recognition that no present, however rich, can satisfy the imagination, and suggest that one of the functions of poetry is to keep significant wishes alive In showing with moving clarity how wishes are essential to giving shape and direction to the moment, these poems make use of a rich variety of genres elegy, advice, meditation, warning, consolation, and prophecy.

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    1. Carl Dennis' poems infuse everyday moments with mythological and religious resonances. I think it works so well because he's not proselytizing, he's just tapping into an element that's really central to the history of English poetry (think Donne, Herbert, Milton) but generally neglected by serious literary writers today. Four stars rather than five just because this collection didn't feel as consistently fresh and profound as Practical Gods. My personal favorite in this collection was "To Reason [...]

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    2. Very thoughtful and straight-forward. I especially liked Integer, The Great Day, Aunt Celia and Say It.

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