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The Incognito Lounge
Denis Johnson



Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry

Carnegie Mellon
2007 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 x 9 1/4"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$16.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-473-5



A reissuing of The Incognito Lounge, poetry by Denis Johnson.

Raymond Carver said of The Incognito Lounge, Denis Johnson’s third and most widely acclaimed book of verse: The subject matter is harrowingly convincing, is nothing less than a close examination of the darker side of human conduct. Why do we act this way? Johnson asks. How should we act? His best poems are examples of what the finest poetry can do: bring us closer to ourselves and at the same time put us in touch with something larger.

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"In this marvelous, troubling book, Denis Johnson speaks-with passion and wit-for every hushed or broken voice in America's cities of night. These are searing, unforgettable poems."—David St. John

"Denis Johnson's poems are driven by a ravening desire to make sense out of the life lived. The subject matter is harrowingly convincing, is nothing less than a close examination of the darker side of human conduct. why do we act this way? Johnson asks. How should we act? The best poems from The Incognito Lounge are examples of what the finest poetry can do—bring us closer to ourselves and at the same time put us in touch with something larger. I'm unabashedly reminded of Whitman's remark about his own work—'Who touches this book touches a man.'"—Raymond Carver



The Incognito Lounge was DENIS JOHNSON's third published book of verse. His poems have been collected in the Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millenium General Assembly. He is also the author of novels and collections of essays, short stories, and plays. Among his many awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fund, The Whiting Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation.



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