Stephen Dunn

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Stephen Dunn
Stephen Dunn at the 2012 National Book Festival
Forest Hills, Queens, New York
OccupationProfessor and poet
Alma materHofstra University;
Syracuse University.
Notable awardsPulitzer 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]


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]



  • Dunn, Stephen (1971). 5 impersonations. Marshall, Minn.: Ox Head Press.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Whereas: Poems, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY), 2017. ISBN 978-0393254679
List of poems
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
Ambush at five o'clock 2014 Dunn, Stephen (February 3, 2014). "Ambush at five o'clock". The New Yorker. 89 (47): 50–51.

Non fiction[edit]


  1. ^ "Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Dunn — Interview by Joseph Osel".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  3. ^ "Reading and Lecture by Stephen Dunn". Archived from the original on 2012-04-28.
  4. ^ McCullough, Laura, ed. (December 15, 2013). The Room and the World: Essays on the Poet Stephen Dunn. Syracuse University Press. ISBN 978-0815633358.
  5. ^ "Stephen Dunn:".
  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."

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