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Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn
Born 1939
Forest Hills, Queens, New York
Occupation Professor and poet
Nationality American
Alma mater Hofstra University;
Syracuse University.
Genre Poetry
Notable awards Pulitzer Prize for Poetry;
Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Stephen Dunn (born 1939) is an American poet and educator. Dunn has written fifteen collections of poetry. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 2001 collection, Different Hours and has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.[1] Among his other awards are three National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowship,[2] and Rockefeller Foundations Fellowship.[3] A collection of essays about Dunn's poetry was published in 2013.[4]


  • Life 1
  • Bibliography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


He was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. Dunn completed his B.A. in English at Hofstra University and his M.A. in creative writing at Syracuse University. He has taught at Wichita State University, University of Washington, Columbia University, University of Michigan, Princeton University, and at Stockton University.[5]

Dunn had earlier lived in Port Republic, New Jersey, and now spends time at homes in Ocean City, New Jersey, and his wife's hometown of Frostburg, Maryland.[6]


  • Five Impersonations, Ox Head Press (Marshall, MN), 1971. OCLC 656950
  • Looking for Holes in the Ceiling: Poems, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 1974. ISBN 9780870231544
  • Full of Lust and Good Usage, Carnegie-Mellon University Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1976. ISBN 9780915604074
  • A Circus of Needs, Carnegie-Mellon University Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1978. ISBN 9780915604500
  • Work and Love, Carnegie-Mellon University Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1981. ISBN 9780915604609
  • Not Dancing, Carnegie-Mellon University Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1984. ISBN 9780887480003
  • Local Time, Quill/Morrow (New York, NY), 1986. ISBN 9780688062965
  • Between Angels: Poems, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY), 1989. ISBN 9780393026917
  • Landscape at the End of the Century: Poems, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY), 1991. ISBN 9780393029727
  • New and Selected Poems: 1974-1994, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY), 1994.
  • Loosestrife: Poems, W. W. Norton & Companyn (New York, NY), 1996.
  • Riffs & Reciprocities: Prose Pairs, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY), 1998.
  • Different Hours, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY), 2000. ISBN 9780393322323
  • Walking Light: Memoirs and Essays on Poetry, BOA Editions, Ltd., 2001. ISBN 9781929918003
  • The Insistence of Beauty: Poems, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY), 2004. ISBN 9780393059557
  • Local Visitations: Poems, Norton, 2004, ISBN 9780393326031
  • Everything Else in the World, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY), 2006.
  • What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009, W. W. Norton (New York, NY), 2009.
  • Here and Now: Poems, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY), 2011. ISBN 9780393080216
  • Lines of Defense, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY), 2014. ISBN 9780393240818


  1. ^ Author interview
  2. ^
  3. ^ Reading and Lecture by Stephen Dunn
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  6. ^ Strauss, Robert. "Ode to Joi(sey)", The New York Times, April 27, 2003. Accessed October 9, 2007. "Mr. Dunn, who used to live in Port Republic, a remote town in the interior of South Jersey, now divides his time between Ocean City and his wife's hometown, Frostburg, Md."

External links

  • Interview with Stephen Dunn for The Cortland Review.
  • , #011The Commonline JournalAuthor Interview in
  • Author interview for Guernica Magazine (
  • Article on Dunn winning the 2001 Pulitzer Prize
  • "The Lost Thing" - a poem by Stephen Dunn
  • Stephen Dunn biography
  • Audio: Stephen Dunn reads "Talk to God" from the book What Goes On (via
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