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Pulitzer Prize winner Dunn to read from three collections of poetry

Stephen Dunn, Pulitzer Prize for poetry, 2001Author and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn will be the second speaker of the semester in the Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the Department of English.

Dunn will read selections from his books Here and Now, What Goes On and Riffs and Reciprocities at 8 p.m. March 27 in the University Union, Silver Eagle Suite.

Dunn is the Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the author of 16 books of poetry.

In 2001, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Different Hours, a work that explores philosophy and history through Greek mythology, mystery and the endurance of mind and body.

Dunn has also won the Paterson Prize for Sustained Literary Achievement, an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations.

Dunn’s work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, the New Republic, The Georgia Review and others.

He received a bachelor's degree in history and English from Hofstra University and a master's degree in creative writing from Syracuse University.

(Photo courtesy of Poets.org, the website of the Academy of American Poets)


Posted on: Wed 21 March 2012

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