Poet Stephen Dunn to Read at Williams, Feb. 28

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected]

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 20, 2001 — Poet Stephen Dunn will read selections of his poetry on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3, on the campus of Williams College.

He is the author of 11 books of poetry, including his most recent “Different Hours.” His 1986 “Local Time” won the National Poetry Series Open Competition, and “Loosestrife,” was a National Book Critics Circle finalist in 1996. He is the author of a two collections of prose, “Walking Light: Essays & Memoirs” and “Riffs and Reciprocities: Prose Pairs.”

He has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Levinson Award, and the Oscar Blumenthal Prize from Poetry Magazine. He also has been the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, three National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowships, and a Distinguished Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Dunn is a professor of creative writing and Trustee Fellow in the Arts at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He teaches creative writing, contemporary world poetry, and 20th century American literature.

END