Stephen Dunn is the author of thirteen collections of poetry. including Everything Else in the World (2006), Local Visitations (2003), Different Hours (winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry), Loosestrife (1996, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), New and Selected Poems, 1974-1994 (1995), Landscape at the End of the Century (1991), and Between Angels (1989), all from Norton; Local Time (William Morrow, 1986, winner of The National Poetry Series); Not Dancing (1984), Work & Love (1981), A Circus of Needs (1978), and Full Of Lust And Good Usage (1976), all from Carnegie Mellon; and Looking For Holes In The Ceiling (University of Massachusetts Press, 1974). He has also written Riffs & Reciprocities: Prose Pairs (Norton, 1997) and Walking Light: Memoirs and Essays on Poetry (BOA, 2001).
Dunn holds an MA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. Among his many awards and grants are the Academy Award in Literature, the James Wright Prize, The Iowa Review Subscribers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, and Distinguished Artist Fellowship and Creative Writing Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.