Stephen Dunn

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Stephen Dunn
Born 1939
Forest Hills, Queens, New York
Occupation Professor and poet
Nationality American
Alma mater Hofstra University;
Syracuse University.
Genre Poetry
Notable awards Pulitzer Prize for Poetry;
Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Stephen Dunn (born 1939) is an American poet and educator. Dunn has written fifteen collections of poetry. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 2001 collection, Different Hours and has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.[1] Among his other awards are three National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowship,[2] and Rockefeller Foundations Fellowship.[3] A collection of essays about Dunn's poetry was published in 2013.[4]


He was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. Dunn completed his B.A. in English at Hofstra University and his M.A. in creative writing at Syracuse University. He has taught at Wichita State University, University of Washington, Columbia University, University of Michigan, Princeton University, and at Stockton University.[5]

Dunn had earlier lived in Port Republic, New Jersey, and now spends time at homes in Ocean City, New Jersey, and his wife's hometown of Frostburg, Maryland.[6]



  1. Author interview
  3. Reading and Lecture by Stephen Dunn
  4. McCullough, Laura, ed. (December 15, 2013). The Room and the World: Essays on the Poet Stephen Dunn. Syracuse University Press. ISBN 978-0815633358.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Strauss, Robert. "Ode to Joi(sey)", The New York Times, April 27, 2003. Accessed October 9, 2007. "Mr. Dunn, who used to live in Port Republic, a remote town in the interior of South Jersey, now divides his time between Ocean City and his wife's hometown, Frostburg, Md."

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