by Stephen Dunn • from Whereas • W.W. Norton
Stephen Dunn received the Pulitzer Prize for Different Hours and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the recipient of an Academy Award for Literature.
"Dunn negotiates the labyrinthine simplicities that deepen our lives with deft maneuverings and always surprising clarity." (Michael Waters)
Final judge: Lawrence Raab
March 1 - April 30, 2017
"I write this at a time when many individuals with many different kinds of lives aspire to be poets, and many different kinds of poetry are said to thrive in these United States. Is it too easy to say that Lowell's star has fallen a bit? Or is it actually that the sense of achievement his work self-consciously carries with it itself carries less credibility than it used to?"
—Katie Peterson MORE
- Dana Gioia
- Ama Ata Aidoo, ed. Helen Yitah
- Tsitsi Ella Jaji
- Rodney Jones
- Russell Brickey
- Jawdat Fakhreddine, tr. Huda Fakhreddine and Jayson Iwen
- Chen Chen
- Craig Morgan Teicher
- Christian Barter
- L. S. Klatt
- Philip Freeman
- Adam Houle
- Judith Vollmer
- Hala Alyan
- Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, tr. Sarah Maguire and Mark Ford
Audio recordings of events in our Readings & Conversations and In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series are available via podcast generally within one week of the event. Selected past Lannan events are also being released periodically in audio and/or video format. We also have rare video interviews with people such as Peter Reading and John Berger.
Rebecca Foust introduces Devorah Major's "on issues of aliens, immigration and cosmology."
Michael Dirda reviews Kay Redfield Jamison's Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire.
Unreconciled: Poems 1991 - 2013, by Michel Houellebecq, translated by Gavin Bowd, reviewed by Rob Doyle.
Megan Marshall's Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast and Kay Redfield Jamison's Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire reviewed by Valerie Duff.
Claudia Rankine on studying whiteness, and the age of protest.
"The Lost Poetry of the Angel Island Detention Center"
"First Native Pacific Islander Receives Prestigious Poetry Fellowship"
Craig Raine reviews The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift.
Andrew McCulloch introduces Julian Stannard's "Plan B."
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner on "The Radical Argument of the New Oxford Shakespeare."
The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift, reviewed by Robert McCrum. MORE