Stephen Dunn

11 months ago by in Poetry, Saturday


Acclaimed for his accessible style celebrating the mundane, the typical, and the minutia of middle class American life, Stephen Dunn is the author of fifteen books of poetry, including the National Poetry Series Prize winning Local Time, Loosestrife, Different Hours, which won the Pulitzer Prize, What Goes On: New and Selected Poems 1995-2009, and Here and Now. Poet Billy Collins has written: “The art lies in hiding the art, Horace tells us, and Stephen Dunn has proven himself a master of concealment. His honesty would not be so forceful were it not for his discrete formality; his poems would not be so strikingly naked were they not so carefully dressed.” Dunn has been awarded Guggenheim, Rockefeller and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the James Wright Prize and an Academy Award for Literature. Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Richard Stockton College, Dunn lives in Maryland with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.