Dennis Schmitz

Sara Webb

Dennis Schmitz was raised in Iowa and earned degrees at Loras College and the University of Chicago. He is the author of nine books of poetry, including About Night: Selected and New Poems (Field). He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Shelley Memorial Award, two Pushcart Prizes, the 92Y Discovery award, the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He taught for over thirty years at Sacramento State University and served as a Poet Laureate of Sacramento.

Books by this author

Awards and Honors

Shelley Memorial Award, Poetry Society of America

Pushcart Prizes

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship

Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, Poetry Society of America

92Y Discovery award

Poet Laureate of Sacramento