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Stephen Dobyns

Stephen Dobyns has published fourteen books of poems, twenty-three novels, a book of short stories, and two books of essays on poetry.  His most recent book of poems The Day’s Last Light Reddens the Leaves of the Copper Beech was published by BOA Editions Ltd. in 2016.  His most recent novel is Saratoga Payback published in March 2017 by Blue Rider Press. Two of Dobyns novels and two short stories have been made into films.  His book of poems Black Dog, Red Dog was made into a feature length film in 2015 by James Franco.  He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, three fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and numerous prizes for his poetry and fiction.  Dobyns teaches in the MFA Program of Warren Wilson College, and in the past at Sarah Lawrence College, Emerson College, Syracuse University, Boston University, University of Iowa and half a dozen other colleges and universities.  He was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1941.  He lives in Westerly, RI.

dobyns Poetry

it was his face that upset them, its odd expanse;
tombstone teeth, satchel mouth, black rubber lips.

Stephen Dobyns