Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stephen Dunn

Everything Else in the World by Stephen Dunn (2006).  Dunn was born in New York City in 1939 (apparently, if you want to be a poet, it helps to be born in NYC).  After graduating from Hofstra University, he spent a year as a professional basketball player with the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Billies.  He's had considerably more success and longevity as a poet.
He has published 14 collections of poems, winning the Pulitzer Prize for his book Different Hours (2000) and the National Poetry Series award for Local Time (1986).  He has also been awarded the James Wright Prize, the Academy Award for Literature, three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Theodore Roethke Prize, the Levinson Prize, and the Oscar Blumenthal Prize.
He is currently the Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (I wonder how he fits that title on his business card). 

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