Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn is the author of nineteen poetry collections, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Different Hours, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the recipient of an Academy Award for Literature. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic, and American Poetry Review, among many other publications. A distinguished professor emeritus at Richard Stockton University, he lives in Frostburg, Maryland.


Shortlisted — National Book Critics Circle Award, 1996

Winner — Pulitzer Prize, 2001

Books by Stephen Dunn

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    Lines of Defense: Poems

    Stephen Dunn

    Hardcover, 2014

    “[Stephen Dunn] has taken his place among our major, indispensable poets.”—Miami Herald
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    Here and Now: Poems

    Stephen Dunn

    Paperback, 2013

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

    Stephen Dunn

    Paperback, 1990

    "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...
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    Landscape at the End of the Century: Poems

    Stephen Dunn

    Paperback, 1992

    "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,...
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    New and Selected Poems 1974-1994

    Stephen Dunn

    Paperback, 1995

    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."
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    Loosestrife: Poems

    Stephen Dunn

    Paperback, 1998

    "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...
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    Different Hours: Poems

    Stephen Dunn

    Paperback, 2002

    Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
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    Local Visitations: Poems

    Stephen Dunn

    Paperback, 2004

    Wise and searching new poems from the winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
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    The Insistence of Beauty: Poems

    Stephen Dunn

    Paperback, 2006

    An evocation of beauty's often-surprising manifestations; even in the face of tragedy.
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    Everything Else in the World: Poems

    Stephen Dunn

    Paperback, 2008

    “Essential to contemporary poetry collections.”—Library Journal