Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose. His Degrees of Fidelity: Essays on Poetry and the Latitudes of the Personal,  is due out from Tiger Bark Press in October 2018, and a new collection of poems, Pagan Virtues, is scheduled to be published by W. W. Norton in 2019. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Different Hours, and he has had fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Dunn lives in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.

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A Postmortem Guide & A Postmortem Guide (2)

A Postmortem Guide* for my eulogist, in advance   Do not praise me for my exceptional serenity. Can’t you see I’ve turned away from the large excitements, and have accepted all the troubles?   Go down to the old cemetery; you’ll see there’s nothing definitive to be said. The dead once were all kinds— boundary […]

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In the Land of Superstition

It’s where black cats tend to live longer than their allotted nines, and we avoid cracks in the sidewalk to ward off whatever might happen in the whatever places of our minds. And on certain Fridays when the thirteenth comes around, we’re comforted by large hotels sharing our concerns, allowing us to skip entire floors. […]

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