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Professor and poet

Stephen Dunn, American poet. National Education Association fellow, 1974, 81, 89, Guggenheim fellow, 1984; recipient Theodore Roethke prize Poetry Northwest, 1977, Helen Bullis prize, 1982, Levinson prize, 1987, Oscar Blumenthal prize, 1990, academy award American Academy Arts & Letters, 1994. Member American Association University Professors.


Dunn, Stephen was born on June 24, 1939 in New York City. Son of Charles F. and Ellen (Fleishman) Dunn.


Bachelor, Hofstra University, 1962. Master of Arts, Syracuse University, 1970.


Dunn has written fifteen collections of poetry. Among his other awards are three National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowship, and Rockefeller Foundations Fellowship. A collection of essays about Dunn's poetry was published in 2013.

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. 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.


  • 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.



Member American Association University Professors.


Married Lois Kelly, 1964. Children: Andrea Ellen, Susanne.

Charles F. Dunn

Ellen (Fleishman) Dunn

Lois Kelly

Andrea Ellen Dunn

Susanne Dunn