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Dunn, Stephen 1939-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 224 publications in 1 language and 10,691 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, win, Speaker
Classifications: PS3554.U49, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Dunn
Different hours : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet's eleventh volume of poetry plumbs the mysteries of Eros and Thanatos, the endurance of the mind and body in the face of diminishment
New & selected poems : (1974-1994) by Stephen Dunn( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Dunn is justly celebrated as one of the strongest poets of his generation. Now in this rich gathering, he selects from his eight collections and includes sixteen new poems marked by the haunting "Snowmass Cycle". The heralded clarity and intelligence of Dunn's poems are in full evidence here, as is his ability to charm and evoke pathos. As the poet's earlier focus moves from - but never entirely forsakes - the mysteries of dailiness and the complications of domestic life, he more openly embraces the philosophical and social concerns that have always been at the heart of his work. As ever, wit happily resides with seriousness, affirmation coexists with hardship. "I want to find the cool, precise language / for how passion gives rise to passion," Dunn says in one of the new poems. For two decades, such insistence has led him to a wise lucidity that places him among our consequential poets
What goes on : selected & new poems, 1995-2009 by Stephen Dunn( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant new poems and an expansive gathering from six collections by a Pulitzer Prize winner celebrated as "indispensable." "Good poems are triumphs over the unlikely," Stephen Dunn says. "They make us pay attention in new ways." In his second new and selected collection, Dunn subtly enlarges our sense of possibility
Loosestrife : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Dunn's wisdom and craft are once again on display in this new collection, his darkest and most brooding gaze into our lives to date. The poet's penetrating intelligence and mordant wit fixes on an America growing ever more stringent with its daily mercies, ever more withholding of daily opportunities for grace, for decency. In the title poem and in the book as a whole, Dunn doesn't merely observe the world, he is a participant - willing and unwilling; his stance is always dual, complicit. He navigates through each paradox and conundrum of his moral, aesthetic, and erotic selves, careful to steer between the extremes of certainty or confusion, and travels to a place of exact and complicated vision
The insistence of beauty : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this moody, introspective collection, Dunn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, focuses on lost love and domestic solitude following the break-up of a long-term relationship
Local visitations : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local time by Stephen Dunn( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between angels : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems deal with mortality, travel, kindness, strangers, fate, guilt, love, religion, friendship, terrorism and sadness
Everything else in the world : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape at the end of the century : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems examine truth, fiction, the imagination, family life, love, and mortality
Looking for holes in the ceiling : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here and now : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems on the contradictions experienced in the here and now, both political and metaphysical, and the essential human comedy of getting through the day
Lines of Defense : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juxtaposes the ridiculousness and absurdities of daily life with the imagined life through poems about finding a lost cat and not being invited to a party
Full of lust and good usage : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riffs & reciprocities : prose pairs by Stephen Dunn( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning from poetry to prose, acclaimed poet Stephen Dunn here experiments with short related prose pieces that play off one another in the manner of jazz improvisations. These pairs cover such subjects as "Hypocrisy/Precision", "Money/Indulgence", and "Anger/Generosity", among others. The wisdom and startling verbal turns we've come to expect from Dunn's poetry are everywhere in the 90 miniatures (45 pairs) that compose this volume
A circus of needs : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whereas : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn examines the difficulties of telling the truth, and the fictions with which we choose to live. Incisively capturing the oddities of our logic and the whimsies of our reason, the poems in Whereas show there is always another side to a story. With graceful rhythm and equal parts humor and seriousness, Stephen Dunn considers the superstition and sophistry embedded in everyday life: household objects that seem to turn against us, the search for meaning in the barrage of daily news, the surprising confessions between neighbors across a row of hedges. Finding beauty in the ordinary, this collection affirms the absurdity of making affirmations, allowing room for more rethinking, reflection, revision, prayer, and magic in the world."--Dust jacket flap
Not dancing by Stephen Dunn( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work and love : poems by Stephen Dunn( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hemming flames : poems by Patricia Colleen Murphy( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the 2016 Swenson Poetry Award, this collection explores themes of pain and loss as they emerge especially within a dysfunctional family. Includes a foreword by Stephen Dunn, American poet, teacher, and essayist, who was the judge for the 2016 award"--Provided by publisher
 
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Different hours : poems
Alternative Names
Dunn, Stephen Porter

Stephen Dunn Amerikaans dichter

Stephen Dunn amerikansk poet

Stephen Dunn Poet

Stephen Dunn poeta statunitense

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English (136)

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New & selected poems : (1974-1994)What goes on : selected & new poems, 1995-2009Loosestrife : poemsThe insistence of beauty : poemsLocal visitations : poemsEverything else in the world : poemsLandscape at the end of the century : poemsHere and now : poems