Pulitzer Price-winning poet Stephen Dunn to visit the University of Georgia

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn to visit the University of Georgia

Athens, Ga. – Stephen Dunn, author of fourteen books of poetry including Different Hours and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, will visit the University of Georgia on Thursday, Oct. 18. He will read from his work and take questions from the audience beginning at 4 p.m. in Park Hall room 265, on UGA’s North Campus.

Stephen Dunn was born in New York City in 1939. He earned a B.A. in history and English from Hofstra University, attended the New School Writing Workshops, and finished his M.A. in creative writing at Syracuse University. Dunn has worked as a professional basketball player, an advertising copywriter, an editor and as a professor of creative writing.

Dunn’s books of poetry include Everything Else in the World (W. W. Norton, 2006); Local Visitations (2003); Different Hours (2000); Loosestrife (1996); New and Selected Poems: 1974-1994 (1994); Landscape at the End of the Century (1991); Between Angels (1989); Local Time (1986), winner of the National Poetry Series; Not Dancing (1984); Work & Love (1981); A Circus of Needs (1978); Full of Lust and Good Usage (1976); and Looking For Holes In the Ceiling (1974). He is also the author of Walking Light: Memoirs and Essays on Poetry (2001), and Riffs & Reciprocities: Prose Pairs (1998).

Dunn’s other honors include the Academy Award for Literature, the James Wright Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He has taught poetry and creative writing and held residencies at Wartburg College, Wichita State University, Columbia University, the University of Washington, Syracuse University, Southwest Minnesota State College, Princeton University, and the University of Michigan. He is distinguished professor of creative writing at Richard Stockton College in N.J., but spends most of his time these days in Frostburg, Md.

Stephen Dunn’s appearance is sponsored by The Georgia Review, the internationally distributed literary quarterly published at the University of Georgia since 1947, and winner of the 2007 National Magazine Award in the essays category.

For more information, contact The Georgia Review at 706/542-3481 or garev@uga.edu, or visit www.uga.edu/garev.