Stephen Dunn is the author of seventeen collections of poetry, most recently Lines of Defense (2013, Here and Now (2011) and What Goes On: Selected & New Poems: 1995-2009. Different Hours won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, and Loosestrife was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in 1996. His other awards include: the Academy Award in Literature from The American Academy of Arts & Letters, The Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, Fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, three NEA Creative Writing Fellowships, the Levinson and Oscar Blumenthal Prizes from Poetry, and many others. He is Distinguished Professor (emeritus) of Creative Writing at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and has also taught at Columbia University, NYU, University of Michigan, Princeton, and the University of Washington. He spends most of his time these days in Frostburg, Maryland where he lives with wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.