Winter with the Writers Hosts Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

Stephen Dunn at Winter With the Writers


Stephen Dunn will conduct a Master Class in poetry at 4 PM and give a reading of his own poems at 8 PM in Bush Auditorium, Thursday, January 27, 2011.
 
Mr. Dunn came into national prominence as a poet in 2001 when he won the Pulitzer Prize for his collection, Different Hours. His work has earned him an Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and teaching residencies at Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington.
 
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, and an editor, as well as a professor of creative writing.
 
Dunn's books of poetry include What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009Everything Else in the World (W. W. Norton, 2006); Local Visitations (2003); Different Hours (2000), winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry; 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 (BOA Editions, 2001) and Riffs & Reciprocities: Prose Pairs (1998).
 
There is a rumor that Mr. Dunn and President Lewis Duncan will meet across a ping-pong table during the poet’s visit to the Rollins College campus, but your best chance to visit with the poet is to come to the Thursday afternoon and evening events, which are free and open to the public.
 
Arrive early for a choice of seating.