Listening Devices (Paperback)

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In Listening Devices, James Dennis brings a near- Renaissance breadth of vision to bear on a dizzying array of topics—murder hornets, the Fibonacci sequence, reincarnation, Gandhi, the dreariness of January, even an ill-behaved dog. While much of his work probes spiritual mysteries or confronts societal ills like the death penalty, U.S. immigration policy, and Covid-19, he still finds room for humor, vigorously defending “the cowardice of (his) convictions.” Dennis is as much at home with the sonnet or ghazal as with free verse, and this command of craft, coupled with his deep music and arresting imagery, transforms the seemingly ordinary into the breath-taking. No doubt about it: James Dennis is a poetic wizard, and at least some of that magic is sure to rub off on his readers. How lucky they are.

About the Author

JAMES R. DENNIS is a novelist, a poet, and a Dominican friar. Along with two friends, he is a co-author of the Miles Arceneaux mystery series. He also writes and teaches on spiritual matters. In 2017, he was honored by the Texas Legislature for his contribution to Texas literature. He was born in West Texas and lives in San Antonio with his two ill-behaved dogs. His first poetry collection, Correspondence in D Minor, was released in August of 2016.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781622884131
ISBN-10: 1622884132
Publisher: Stephen F. Austin University Press
Publication Date: September 20th, 2022
Pages: 92
Language: English