Wyatt Prunty (born May 15, 1947, in Humboldt, Tennessee) is an American poet and author associated with the New Formalism movement. He is the author of eight collections of poetry and two books of criticism and is a frequent reviewer and essayist for poetry and literary journals. He has taught at Louisiana State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Washington and Lee University, Johns Hopkins University, and since 1989, Sewanee: University of the South, where he holds the Ogden D. Carlton Chair of English and is founding director of the Sewanee Writers' Conference. His recent work has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Kenyon Review, The Hopkins Review, New Republic, Poetry, Southwest Review, Yale Review, and has been featured on Public Television and National Public Radio. Prunty currently resides in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he founded and directs the Sewanee Writers Conference.
- Domestic of the Outer Banks, Inland Boat/Porch, 1980
- The Times Between, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982, ISBN 978-0-8018-2407-4
- What Women Know, What Men Believe. JHU Press. 1986. ISBN 978-0-8018-3328-1.
- Balance as Belief, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-8018-3894-1
- The Run of the House. JHU Press. 1993. ISBN 978-0-8018-4626-7.
- Since the Noon Mail Stopped Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997, ISBN 978-0-8018-5646-4
- Unarmed and Dangerous: New and Selected Poems. JHU Press. 2000. ISBN 978-0-8018-6290-8.
- The Lover's Guide to Trapping, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0-8018-9279-0