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The Man Among the Seals & Inner Weather
Denis Johnson

Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry

Carnegie Mellon
2017 • 88 pp. 5 1/2 x 9 1/4"
Poetry / Poetry - American / Poetry - General Subjects

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-627-2

A reissuing of National Book Award winner Denis Johnson’s first two collections of poems

Johnson’s work transforms the stuff of everyday life into something vibrant, wonderful, and strange. These are poems of grief and regret, of nightmare and acceptance, of redemption and the possibility of grace. They present a vision of the American landscape at once unique and startling, terrifying and true.

Reviews / Endorsements

“The subject matter is harrowingly convincing, is nothing less than a close examination of the darker side of human conduct.”—Raymond Carver

“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

The Man Among the Seals and Inner Weather were DENIS JOHNSON’s first and second published books of verse. He is also the author of novels and collections of essays, short stories, and plays. In 2007, his novel Tree of Smoke was awarded the National Book Award for fiction.

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