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Stephen Dunn


Born
in New York, The United States
June 24, 1939

Died
June 24, 2021

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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 Everything 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);
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Average rating: 4.17 · 7,246 ratings · 730 reviews · 58 distinct worksSimilar authors
Different Hours

4.20 avg rating — 1,290 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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New and Selected Poems, 197...

4.38 avg rating — 547 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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Between Angels

4.31 avg rating — 271 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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The Insistence of Beauty

4.09 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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What Goes On: Selected and ...

4.45 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Loosestrife

4.15 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Everything Else in the Worl...

4.06 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Walking Light: Memoirs and ...

4.29 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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Local Visitations

3.88 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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Here and Now: Poems

3.94 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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“I've tried

to become someone else for a while,
only to discover that he, too, was me.”
Stephen Dunn

“I'll say I love you,

Which will lead, of course,
to disappointment,
but those words unsaid

poison every next moment.
I will try to disappoint you
better than anyone else has.”
Stephen Dunn, Different Hours

“Altruism is for those
who can't endure their desires.
There's a world

as ambiguous as a moan,
a pleasure moan
our earnest neighbors

might think a crime.
It's where we could live.
I'll say I love you,

Which will lead, of course,
to disappointment,
but those words unsaid

poison every next moment.
I will try to disappoint you
better than anyone else has.

--Mon Semblable”
Stephen Dunn, Different Hours

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