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Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn is the author of nineteen poetry collections. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Different Hours and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the recipient of an Academy Award for Literature. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Richard Stockton University, he lives in Frostburg, Maryland.


Books by Stephen Dunn

  1. Book CoverBetween Angels

    "Between Angels affirms what we are capable of in our best moments—grace, tenderness, love—while acknowledging that the human heart can be merciless. It's a book of great breadth."--Gregory Djanikian, Philadelphia InquirerMore

  2. Book CoverDifferent Hours: Poems

    Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.More

  3. Book CoverEverything Else in the World: Poems

    “Essential to contemporary poetry collections.”—Library JournalMore

  4. Book CoverHere and Now: Poems

    “A wonderful example of the poet’s ability to satisfy readers and anticipate their thoughts.”—Elizabeth Lund, Washington PostMore

  5. Book CoverThe Insistence of Beauty: Poems

    An evocation of beauty's often-surprising manifestations; even in the face of tragedy.More

  6. Book CoverLandscape at the End of the Century: Poems

    "Here is the mature work of a poet who has always managed to delight—but who now demands something more of us. He asks us to enter the twenty-first century with open eyes: attentive to the past, eager for the future, naming what we love."--Judith Kitchen, Georgia ReviewMore

  7. Book CoverLines of Defense: Poems

    “[Stephen Dunn] has taken his place among our major, indispensable poets.”—Miami HeraldMore

  8. Book CoverLocal Visitations: Poems

    Wise and searching new poems from the winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.More

  9. Book CoverLoosestrife: Poems

    "Dunn's new poems are driven by the same tireless force that made his New and Selected Poems (1994) so powerful, but there is a new tone here, a deepening of his recognition of life's perversities."—BooklistMore

  10. Book CoverNew and Selected Poems 1974-1994

    Justly celebrated as one of our strongest poets, Stephen Dunn selects from his eight collections and presents sixteen new poems marked by the haunting "Snowmass Cycle."More

  11. Book CoverPagan Virtues: Poems

    Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn returns with his signature morbid wit, intellectual daring, and emotive powers on full display.More

  12. Book CoverRiffs and Reciprocities: Prose Pairs

    "This Astaire-like glide through our not-so-idle talk is a pleasure."—Publishers WeeklyMore

  13. Book CoverWhat Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009

    Brilliant new poems and an expansive gathering from six collections by a Pulitzer Prize winner celebrated as “indispensable.”More

  14. Book CoverWhereas: Poems

    In wise and masterful poems, Stephen Dunn “reveals a deep understanding of human longing and the desire to become more than what we are” (Washington Post).More