Stephen Dunn, 25th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Stephen Dunn

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Featured Participant

Festival Date



Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center Chandler Recital Hall

Author/Artist Bio

Stephen Dunn has been honored with many awards and grants, including the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He has published 11 poetry collections, including Loosestrife; New and Selected Poems, 1974-1994; Landscape at the End of the Century; Between Angels; and his most recent, Different Hours, which won the Pulitzer. In addition, he has been published in The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and the American Poetry Review, among others. Dunn is a Trustee Fellow in the Arts and Professor of Creative Writing at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. In 1995 he received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his other awards are the Levinson Award from Poetry magazine and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.


Saturday, October 5th, 2002 at 8:00 p.m.

Last year, 2001, Stephen Dunn won the Pulitzer Prize for his collection of poems, Different Hours. This was one of many awards and prizes he has won over the past 30 years. Often called honest, wise, and an exceptionally gifted craftsman, Dunn is also an editor, essayist, and teacher. Of further note, he was a key player on the 1962 Hofstra University basketball team as the greatest team in the school's history.


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