Pulitzer-prize winning poet to speak in Woods Hole

MBL Falmouth Forum presents a poetry reading by Stephen Dunn on February 14
Pulitzer-prize winning poet Stephen Dunn will speak at the MBL Lillie Auditorium in February. Photo courtesy of MBL.edu.

Pulitzer-prize winning poet Stephen Dunn will speak at the Marine Biological Laboratory's (MBL) Lillie Auditorium on February 14 at 7:30 p.m. The poetry reading is part of the MBL Falmouth Forum, which features fascinating speakers each winter.

Dunn has written fifteen collections of poetry and won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2001 for his work "Different Hours". He was also the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundations Fellowship.

In addition to his poetry, Dunn is a Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey. His work has appeared in many periodicals including The Atlantic and The New Yorker.

Of Dunn, former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins said, "The art lies in hiding the art, Horace tells us, and Stephen Dunn has proven himself a master of concealment. His honesty would not be so forceful were it not for his discrete formality; his poems would not be so strikingly naked were they not so carefully dressed."

The MBL Falmouth Forum is sponsored by the MBL Associates and the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. The series is free and open to the public. An optional buffet is served before each lecture. Details and ticket information are here.

Upcoming speakers include author and professor Christoph Irmscher, Associate Professor Gregory Cushman and physicist and writer Alan Lightman. See the calendar for future dates.

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