Discipline: Literature – poetry

Stephen Dunn

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Frostburg, MD
MacDowell fellowships: 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016

Books: Stephen Dunn is the author of 18 collections of poetry, including the recent Keeper of Limits (Sarabande 2015), Lines of Defense (Norton 2014) and What Goes On: Selected & New Poems 1995-2009. Different Hours won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, and Loosestrife was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in 1996. His other W.W. Norton books are New & Selected Poems: 1974-1994, Landscape at the End of the Century, Between Angels, and Riffs & Reciprocities: Prose Pairs. A 19th collection, Whereas, is due out from Norton in February 2017.

Awards: The Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award in Literature from The American Academy of Arts & Letters, The Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. His poem “The Imagined” will be included in The Best of the Best American Poetry: 1988-2012 (Scribners, 2013), Fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, three NEA Creative Writing Fellowships, a Distinguished Artist Fellowship from the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Levinson and Oscar Blumenthal Prizes from Poetry, the Theodore Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest, the James Wright Prize from Mid-American Review, and many others. He is Distinguished Professor (emeritus) of Creative Writing at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and has also taught at Columbia University, NYU, University of Michigan, Princeton, and the University of Washington. He spends most of his time these days in Frostburg, Maryland where he lives with wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.



Stephen Dunn worked in the Calderwood studio.

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